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Title:HMS CORNWALL OFF THE COAST OF AFRICA, JUNE 1998 [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 6613
Other titles:ROYAL NAVY VIDEOS: 1990s [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Unedited coverage of the frigate HMS Cornwall (F99) in South Africa and off the African coast.
Description: (Tape 1) HMS Cornwall at anchor in Cape Town, South Africa. Veterans and families come on board. Land Rover is loaded using a crane. Extended shots from small craft of "Cornwall" setting sail. (12 June)
(Tape 2) HMS Cornwall at sea off the coast of West Africa, operating her Sea King helicopter (preparations on deck and in flight). (14 June)
(Tape 3) (a) Emergency drills below decks, with crew members tackling a fire down below (one passing rating, not taking part, briefly clowns for the camera). Tracking shot along the length of a corridor. (b) On deck, Royal Marines inflate and prepare assault boats which are then lowered into the water. (20 June)
(Tape 4) Further shots of RM assault boats in the sea; includes sequence of men rapid roping into boat from Sea King helicopter.(20 June)
(Tape 5) Shots of ship's wake and RM assault boats at sea. Liquid RAS (replenishment at sea) with RFA Oakleaf (A111). Bridge scenes discussing manoeuvres and approaches (to Freetown, Sierra Leone?). Native open boats alongside - one has "In God We Trust" painted on the side. (ca 20 June ?)