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Title:ROYAL NAVY PROVIDES AN ESCORT FOR PRESIDENT TITO [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 1414
Other titles:POST-WAR NAVAL OPERATIONS - MISCELLANEOUS [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: HMS Chevron and HMS Chieftain provide an escort for Tito in the Galeb. British carriers of the Mediterranean Fleet put on a fly past. One of Eagle's aircraft crashes into the sea and is lost.
Description: HMS Chevron steams left to right, crew manning the side and the Yugoslav flag at masthead. Cameraship Chieftain, also manning the side, closes on Galeb. On the horizon HMS Eagle leads Ark Royal and Theseus as RN aircraft overfly the Yugoslav ship. XLS of smoke pall in the otherwise clear sky and splash as one of Eagle's aircraft crashes into the sea. Chieftain steams towards the discoloured patch of sea where the aircraft splashed down and lowers a boat - only some small pieces of debris are recovered. The boat returns to the ship. Chieftain passes close to starboard of Galeb for ceremonial farewell. Marshal Tito and his entourage watch from Galeb's B gun deck.
Production Details: Admiralty (Production sponsor)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Tito, Josip Broz (person)
Royal Navy, CHIEFTAIN (HMS), destroyer (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, CHEVRON (HMS), destroyer (regiment/service)
SFR Yugoslav Navy, Galeb (regiment/service)
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 706 ft; Running time: 8 mins
Notes: Summary: the British Foreign Secretary, Anthony Eden, visited Belgrade in September, 1952. The next year Tito visited London, using the Galeb as a presidential yacht. This was a honeymoon period in post-war British-Yugoslav relations and Tito was honoured accordingly