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Other titles:POST-WAR NAVAL OPERATIONS - MISCELLANEOUS [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: The visit of HMS Jamaica to West Indies, Grand Turk Island and Jamaica, for the Tercentenary celebrations.
Description: (Part 1) (a) Visit to Grand Turk Island: cable parties prepare to enter harbour, pilot comes on board. Shot from bridge. Quartermaster sounds by hand lead line. Port anchor goes - cable running out. Commissioner arrives on board to call on Captain; 15-gun salute as he leaves. (b) Welcome ceremony ashore on Grand Turk Island: Marines land, ratings form up, parade steps off at sea front and marches up. Platoons arrive at square; Commissioner and Captain arrive. Shots of parade and native spectators. (c) Arrival at Kingston - Governor's call: Governor comes on board, inspects Guard and goes below, 17-gun salute as he leaves; natives on jetty sell fruit to ratings; Chief Minister departs from ship. (d) Formal parade of welcome at Victoria Square - receiving Freedom of City: Jamaican band and crowds wait for ceremony to commence, City Police Band arrives; Captain arrives in jeep followed by RN Band and ratings, is welcomed by Governor and gives speech from dais; seen with key to city. Platoons march in rear. Marines beat retreat.
(Part 2) Farewell ceremony, Montego Bay.
Production Details: Admiralty (Production sponsor)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Turks and Caicos Islands, Commissioner of (person)
Jamaica, Governor of (person)
Royal Navy, Jamaica (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, Royal Marines (regiment/service)
Keywords: ceremonies, British - customary: naval 15-gun salute (object name)
ceremonies, British - customary: naval 17-gun salute (object name)
ceremonies, West Indian - display: parade (object name)
ceremonies, West Indian - event-related: freedom of city (object name)
ships, British naval - cruiser: Jamaica (object name)
delegations, British international - goodwill (object name)
operations, British naval - routine (object name)
Jamaica & Grand Turk Island (?) (geography)
Notes: Summary: film has not been viewed - information is taken from CNI records.