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    Over 2,5000 R.N. matelots went ashore to see the city sites of Istanbul early this?

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    Over 2,5000 R.N. matelots went ashore to see the city sites of Istanbul early this week.

    They were from the visiting aircraft carrier Eagle 43,000 tons - one of three operational carriers of the Malta-based Mediterranean Fleet, from the cruiser Sheffield, 9,000 tons and the destroyer Trafalgar.

    The seven year old Eagle backed the 1956 Suez Franco-British landings. Sheffield, a prewar ship, won fame on Russian convoy service in World War Two.

    Flag Officer Admiral Robert Alistair Ewing during the courtesy visit took part in a wreath laying ceremony in the city, watched by British families resident in the capital.

    The Eagle was open to the public. Matelots gave a party to the children of British families. Wish them were Turkish, German and French children. Their chief interest centred on Eagle's aircraft - Seahawks, Gannets, Skyraiders and Sea Venoms.

    The courtesy visit was from October 17-23. The warships then were leaving for a call to Cyprus.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4L2Z2OW6AQTQ6YUJO87KC9ZDX
    Media URN:
    VLVA4L2Z2OW6AQTQ6YUJO87KC9ZDX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/10/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:50:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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