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Title:OPERATION TELLAR, NOVEMBER 1998 (UNEDITED FOOTAGE) [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 6621
Other titles:ROYAL NAVY VIDEOS: 1990s [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Unedited coverage of aspects of Operation Tellar, a Royal Navy relief operation in Central America after the devastation caused by Hurricane Mitch.
Description: (Tape 1) Scenes on board the helicopter landing carrier HMS Ocean, en route to Central America to take part in Operation Tellar, 30 October 1998. Supplies are moved below deck by tractor. Soldiers in full combat gear are raised and lowered on the deck elevator; soldiers embark onto camouflaged helicopter on deck. Long sequence shows five helicopters coming in to land on the flight deck. Further helicopter and deck elevator shots. Fire exercise below deck.
(Tape 2) (a) Rescue of small boat by RN inflatables. (b) Aerial shots of HMS Ocean from helicopter, also brief scenes inside the helicopter. (c) Broken conversation with the two men rescued from the boat. (d) Royal Marines with their equipment on the hangar deck. (e) Marines on flight deck preparing for deployment by helicopter. (f) Packing of medical supplies (first aid) in sick bay; also injections. (g) General briefing on the disaster relief operation in Nicaragua. (h) Medical briefing.
(Tape 3) Scenes shot on 10 November 1998.
(Tape 4) Shots of HMS Ocean, 11 November 1998.
(Tape 5) Scenes shot on HMS Ocean, 15 November 1998.
(Tape 6) General views of supplies being loaded into sling on board HMS Ocean. In the hold are inflatable boats and Land Rovers. Shots from deck of Ocean show HMS Sheffield (F96) sailing past and helicopter landings on RFA Sir Tristram (L3505). Sea King helicopter, still in SFOR zebra stripe livery from previous deployment, lands on deck of Ocean; heavily laden Royal Marines disembark. Marines go below deck on elevator. Transfer of supplies by helicopter to Sheffield. Further Marines disembark from helicopter. (7 November 1998)