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Title:ROYAL NAVY VISITS NEW YORK, MAY 1996 [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 6574
Other titles:ROYAL NAVY VIDEOS: 1990s [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Unedited coverage of a visit by Royal Navy ships to New York, May 1996.
Description: (Tape 1) Various vessels passing Liberty Island; these include the Staten Island Ferry Miss New York, the destroyer HMS Glasgow (D88), the frigate HMS Cumberland (F85), US warships 51, E-30, 47 and the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious (R06). Shoreside ceremony. Flypast of aircraft both historic and modern. Royal Navy ships berthed by USS Intrepid (now an air and space museum). Dockside: Royal Navy and US Navy personnel march towards "Intrepid".
(Tape 2) Scenes at dockside include welcome for RN ships (NYPD band plays) and arrival of VIPs in stretch limousines. Interview with Leading Seaman Paul Read from Bournemouth and Chief Petty Officer John Newlyn from Emsworth, both joint winners of HMS Illustrious' "Sailor of the Year" award. Interviews with other members of Illustrious' crew, including Petty Officer Ian Faulkner from Tichfield, Sara Stammers (RAF, from Fareham) and LAEN Simon Gullick from Brighton. Shopping in downtown Manhattan. Interviews with crew members from HMS Glasgow: Lieutenant Richard John Fletcher (Tichfield) and WTR Antony Woollett (Stubbington). Further scenes ashore, including Macy's and the Empire State Building. WRENs from HMS Cumberland go shopping.
(Tape 3) RN personnel on shore leave in Manhattan: WRENs Fiona Sloan (from Plymouth) and Jeanette Jordan (from Plympton), and Petty Officer Ian MacFall from HMS Illustrious (Horndean). Scenes of Royal Navy ships open to visitors, silent at first and then shot with soundtrack. Ships alongside. Coastguard helicopter display with diver. "Fleet Week" signs, also signs for USS Intrepid. HMS Glasgow: crew with public, interview with Dean Pulham (from Copner). Leading Cook "Pearly" Gates makes sweets and cakes to sell for charity. Interview with Captain Jonathan Band of HMS Illustrious. Royal Marines Band beats the retreat on board HMS Illustrious
(Tape 4) (No details.)
(Tape 5) Scenes of public in the dockyards, sailors shopping in Times Square, views of New York from the top of the World Trade Centre, shots of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, New Jersey, Manhattan skyline, World Trade Centre etc, also coverage of a "Navy Chow Contest" and interviews with winning team from HMS Cumberland (Petty Officer Cooks Peter Bradley, Miles Webb and Jason Dean).