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Other titles:ROYAL NAVY VIDEOS: 1990s [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Scenes of a goodwill visit by the guided missile destroyer HMS Exeter to China.
Description: (Tape 1) LRO hoists the Chinese flag. Upper deck and Bridge as HMS Exeter enters Chinese waters; escort from Chinese destroyer Yinchuan. Pilot aboard with naval attaché (?) to China. Lines put ashore as band plays. Captain ashore with members of the press. Chinese officers come on board Exeter.
(Tape 2) Interview with Chief Petty Officer Paul Walsh. Bridge and navigator scenes. Chinese offices on board. Reception and speeches. Ship's company visits sights in Peking/Beijing, including Tiananmen Square.
(Tape 3) Market stalls in Peking/Beijing. Visit to the Great Wall of China. Chinese acrobats perform. Chinese officers on board HMS Exeter; reception. Interviews (CPO Parkins, WREN OM Janine Whitley).
(Tape 4) Visit to the Chinese destroyer Yinchuan. Interview with Sir Leonard Appleyard, HM Ambassador to China. Interviews with CPO SA Paul Walsh and Captain Paul Herrington. Chinese sailors visit Exeter.
(Tape 5) Chinese Navy destroyer Yinchuan. Captain says farewell as Exeter makes final preparations; ship sets sail.