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Other titles:POST-WAR NAVAL OPERATIONS - MISCELLANEOUS [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: HMS Vanguard's visit to Scandinavia, July 1954.
Description: (Part 1) Ship's company throw party for children of Oslo. Royal Marines band beats retreat at City Hall, Oslo.
(Part 2) Eclipse of the sun as seen from Vanguard. Vanguard anchored at Horten for visit of Royal Norwegian Navy.
(Reel 3) Vanguard open for visitors at Kristiansand.
(Reel 4) HMS Vanguard's visit to Helsingsbord. Informal visits of Danish Princesses, accompanied by their English governess, Miss North; they are received on board by Flag Captain R A Ewing, Chief of Staff, Rear-Admiral G Thistleton-Smith, Captain of the Fleet, Admiral's Secretary and two Midshipmen. (Other civilians in film are guests of Chief of Staff.) Arrival in C-in-C's Barge; introductions on board. Princesses watch crew of C-in-C's barge coming on board over stern boom. Tour of ship. Princesses on bridge taken from forecastle. Formal visit with full ceremonial of King Gustav VI Adolf of Sweden (who is Honorary Admiral in the Royal Navy). C-in-C's Barge approaches, is received by C-in-C and Flag Captain and inspects Guard. King walks round various Divisions. Farewell ceremony after attending Church in Quarterdeck. Embarking in barge and departure.
Production Details: Admiralty (Production sponsor)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Denmark, Princesses of (person)
Gustav VI Adolf, King of Sweden (person)
Ewing, R A (person)
North (Miss) (person)
Thistleton-Smith, Geoffrey (person)
Royal Navy, HMS VANGUARD, battleship (1944) (regiment/service)
Keywords: ships, British naval - battleship: Vanguard (object name)
ceremonies, British - customary: beating the retreat (object name)
delegations, Danish international - state (object name)
delegations, Swedish international - state (object name)
operations, British naval - routine (object name)
sciences, astro: solar eclipse (object name)
society, British naval - friendship: children's party (object name)
Denmark & Helsingsbord (geography)
Norway & Horten (geography)
Norway & Kristiansand (geography)
Norway & Oslo <City Hall> (geography)
Notes: Summary: film has not been viewed - information is taken from CNI records.