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Title:THE FUNERAL OF HM QUEEN ELIZABETH THE QUEEN MOTHER, APRIL 2002: PREPARATIONS AND EXCERPTS FROM THE FUNERAL PROCESSION [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 6689
Other titles:ROYAL NAVY VIDEOS: 2000s [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Unedited coverage showing the various preparations for the funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, with excerpts from the procession carrying her coffin to Westminster Abbey on 5 April 2002.
Description: (Tape 1) Colours at half mast on board the aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal (which the Queen Mother had rededicated less than six months earlier); interview with Captain David Snelson.
(Tape 2) Preparations for the funeral. Interview with Admiral; shots of Royal Marines marching and naval personnel training.
(Tape 3) Further preparations for the funeral. Seamstresses at work, sailors marching, shots of stores wagon and interviews with participants.
(Tape 4) Band practice, Royal Marines and Royal Navy personnel marching. Royal Marines Captain, Lieutenant Commander Bentley and Lieutenant Commander Wartar (?) interviewed.
(Tape 5) Interview with Operating Mechanic OM Jim McKenna about his role in the procession for the Queen Mother's funeral.
(Tape 6) Excerpts from the funeral procession, April 5: footage taken by camera facing the Guards' Memorial on Horseguards Parade.
(Tape 7) Excerpts from the funeral procession: camera position is high above the Horse Guards on Whitehall.
(Tape 8) Excerpts from the funeral procession: footage from RAF camera in the Horse Guards Barracks and general views from DCC(N) remote camera.