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Title:HMS BEAVER VISITS HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 6592
Other titles:ROYAL NAVY VIDEOS: 1990s [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Scenes of the Type 22 frigate HMS Beaver paying a goodwill visit to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Description: (Summary is Tape 1 only) HMS Beaver sails into Ho Chi Minh City; other ships ("Excelsior Glory", "Ocean Bird" etc) and smaller boats and barges (some brightly painted) are seen). Vietnamese naval personnel line up on quayside as Beaver docks; Captain Lewis descends to the dockside and is given a bouquet of flowers. Street scenes in Ho Chi Minh City: motorcycles, scooters and bicycle rickshaws are everywhere. Ceremony at statue of Ho Chi Minh on rainy day: floral arrangement is placed in front of the statue by Captain Lewis as senior officers watch and Vietnamese sailors stand guard. Visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, with video presentations and trips into the tunnels themselves.