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Title:HMS ILLUSTRIOUS TAKES OVER FROM HMS INVINCIBLE IN THE PERSIAN GULF, MARCH 1998 [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 6607
Other titles:ROYAL NAVY VIDEOS: 1990s [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Scenes on board the aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious, in the Gulf to replace sister ship HMS Invincible as part of the Royal Navy Task Group, March 1998
Description: (Tape 1) (a) Aerial shots of HMS Illustrious at sea in the Gulf sailing alongside HMS Invincible with frigate escort. (b) Interview with Captain Stephen Meyer of HMS Illustrious about operations in the Gulf and the accord with Baghdad currently being negotiated with the UN; includes retakes. (c) Brief interviews ("vox pops") with four servicemen (unidentified rating, RAF Sergeant Vaughan Williams from RAF Laarbruch, WEM Scott Cameron and AEM Dean Aldridge of 801 Squadron). Raising of Rear Admiral's flag.
(Tape 2) (a) Interviews (vox pops) with Sub Lieutenant Catherine Fair (officer under training on board "Illustrious") and SAC Jason Griggs from RAF Benson. (b) Cutaway shots of flight deck on board HMS Illustrious - sister ship HMS Invincible sails alongside. Sea Harrier and helicopter activity.