By continuing to use this site without changing your cookie settings,
and for us to access our cookies on your device.
Title:EXERCISE ARGONAUT 2001: MISCELLANEOUS ROYAL NAVY MATERIAL [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 6722
Other titles:ROYAL NAVY VIDEOS: 2000s [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Five tapes of material, mainly rough edits, highlighting the Royal Navy's contribution to Argonaut 2001.
Description: (Tape 1) Preparations for sailing: Commandos and vehicles go on board HMS Ocean in Portsmouth. Soundbite interview with Commander Allied Task Group (COMATG). Carrier group ships in harbour. Interview with Brigadier, 30 Commando. Interviews with CO of HMS Ocean and CO of Mine Counter-Measures Squadron. HMS Ocean sets sail; other ships pass Haslar Marina. Aerial shots of Carrier Group ships at sea. (7 mins)
(Tape 2) Interview with Rear Admiral about the scale of the Argonaut exercise (twenty-four ships, two submarines, fifty aircraft and nine commando units, with a Mine Countermeasures Group, and Amphibious Group and Carrier Group who will be meeting up in the Mediterranean on the way to Oman). Departure of Carrier Group ships - families wave farewell. Shots of ships from air and sea. (12 mins)
(Tape 3) Flight deck activity - Harriers and Sea King helicopters. Three-ship RAS (replenishment at sea). Aerial shots showing the combined task group for group photex (photographic exercise) in the Mediterranean. (11 mins 35 secs)
(Tape 4) Further edit of aerial shots during the group photex in the Mediterranean (some overlap of material with previous tape). (5 mins)
(Tape 5) Rough edit showing shots of the aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious travelling along the Suez Canal; army lorries can also be seen driving along the road beside the canal. (3 mins)