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    Western European navies conduct exercises off Cornwall

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    SLATE INFORMATION: Western Union Fleet Ready for Exercises

    ENGLAND: Cornwall:

    PRINCE BERNHARD Going aboard the Tromp - Dutch flagship in Western Union Exercises. Later, talking to Montgomery who went aboard with Admiral McGrigor

    FRANCE NAVAL Units of the French fleet including Fantastique of three heavy cruisers, two light cruisers, light fleet carrier and strong escorting group ready to take part in Western Union manoeuvres

    HELICOPTER. Helicopter takes part in mock rescue from lifesaving raft before the Western Union Fleet manoeuvres

    HOLLAND, Naval. Units of Netherlands Navy head for their rendezvous with British and French fleets to take part in Western Union Fleet exercises

    IMPLACCABLE (Air craft-carrier). Flagship of Sir Phoderick McGrigor, ready to take part in Western Union manoeuvres. McGrigor seen welcoming aboard french vice-Admiral Lambert

    VICE-ADMIRAL LAMBERT FRENCH. Being greeted aboard Implacable by Sir Rhoderick McGrigor, British C-in-C

    ADMIRAL SIR RHODERICK MCGRIGOR Welcoming Admiral Lambert aboard his flagship the Implacable for Western Union exercises. Later, seen going aboard the "Trompt" with Field-Marshall Montgomery

    FIELD MARSHALL MONTGOMERY Going aboard Tromp, Dutch flagship before start of Western Union Fleet exercises. Seen talking to Prince Bernhard and refuses a drink. Monty accompanied abroad by Admiral McGrigor

    NAVAL BRITISH Cruiser Theseus and Implacable with strong representative force ready to take part in Western Union operations.Admiral McGrigor seen welcoming aboard Admiral Lambert of France. Later, Field-Marshal Montgomery and Prince Bernhard visit the Implacable.

    THESEUS - CRUISER CARRIER Ready in Mounts Bay, Cornwall to take part in Western union manoeuvres

    TROMP H.M. Rear-Admiral Willinge seen watching helicopter make mock rescue from lifesaving raft. Later, RPrince Bernhard; Admiral McGrigor and Montgomery board the Tromp for talks

    "WESTERN UNION" DEFENCE TALKS and FLEET Ships of the Royal Netherlands Navy head for rendezvous with British and French fleets. Rear-Admiral Willings watches as helicopter carried out mock rescue. Ships of Royal Navy including Carrier Theseus and Implacable. Shots from the air of over 60 ships. Closer look at French fleet carrier. Bernhard and Montgomery goes aboard Implacable. Later, they visit Tromp, Montgomery and McGrigor. Sailor seen ashore with girls. Monty and Bernhard in conversation aboard Tromp

    Rear-Admiral Willinge Watching from flagship as helicopter carries out mock rescue from lifesaving raft. Later, Prince Bernhard, Admiral McGrigor accompanied by Monty go aboard the Tromp, the Dutch Flagship

    Navy - Active; Multi-national Groupings; Military Alliances

    MCGRIGOR, Sir Rhoderick R. ,GCB, DSO, First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff

    MONTGOMERY, Bernard Law, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, KG, GCB, DSO, PC, (1887-1976)

    WILLINGE, Rear Admiral J J L, Duch navy

    HNLMS Tromp, HMS Implacable (R86), mock rescue, aeroplanes, cruisers, flattops, exercises, reception, shore leave, Penzance
    Background: Western European navies conduct exercises off Cornwall

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