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Title:OPENING OF THE FINAL STAGE OF REMODERNISATION AT THE ROYAL FLEET CLUB, DEVONPORT [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 6920
Other titles:MISCELLANEOUS OLD ADMIRALTY BUILDING TAPES [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Loose edit with scratch commentary covering of the re-opening of the modernised Royal Fleet Club, Devonport.
Description: Interior of Royal Fleet Club (actually a mixture of club and hotel). Second Sea Lord Admiral Sir Brian Brown KCB CBE unveils a plaque at the reopening ceremony (May 1990) and accepts a cheque for £26,000 from Charles Tobias, MD of Pusser's Rum, at a buffet reception afterwards. (Part of the money from sales of British Navy Pusser's Rum is donated to the Royal Navy Sailor's Fund.) "Splicing the mainbrace" (having a tot of rum) at reception. Interviews with Sir Brian Brown, John Hardwick and his wife (managers of the Club) and Vice Admiral Sir Alan Gross, Flag Officer Plymouth. Shots of some of the club's bedrooms and facilities.