• Short Summary

    A BRITISH ROYAL NAVY TASK FORCE, ON A SIX-DAY STAY IN THE BRAZILIAN PORT OF RIO DE JANEIRO, HAS CLIMAXED ITS VISIT WITH A DEMONSTRATION EXERCISE AT SEA FOR THE BENEFIT OF TOP BRAZILIAN NAVY OFFICERS AND OTHER OFFICIAL GUESTS.

  • Description

    A BRITISH ROYAL NAVY TASK FORCE, ON A SIX-DAY STAY IN THE BRAZILIAN PORT OF RIO DE JANEIRO, HAS CLIMAXED ITS VISIT WITH A DEMONSTRATION EXERCISE AT SEA FOR THE BENEFIT OF TOP BRAZILIAN NAVY OFFICERS AND OTHER OFFICIAL GUESTS. THE EXERCISE TOOK PLACE 40 MILES (65 KMS) OFF THE COAST AND INCLUDED BRITISH WARSHIPS, SUPPLY SHIPS AND JET AIRCRAFT OF THE BRAZILIAN AIR FORCE.

    THE NAVY TASK FORCE WAS COMMANDED BY VICE-ADMIRAL A.M. LEWIS, FLAG OFFICER WESTERN FLEET.

    LEADING THE GROUP WAS THE MISSILE-FIRING DESTROYER HMS HAMPSHIRE, WITH THE FRIGATES JUNO AND ROTHESAY, THE SUBMARINES OTUS AND NARSHAL, AND THE SUPPLY SHIPS LYNESS AND OLWEN, IN SUPPORT.

    ALSO WITH THE FORCE WERE WESSEX AND WASP HELICOPTERS.

    THE EXERCISE INCLUDED SUPPLYING SHIPS AT SEA, ANTI-SUBMARINE ACTION BY HELICOPTERS, ANTI-AIRCRAFT EXERCISES WITH 4.5-INCH GUNS AND THE DESTROYER HAMPSHIRE'S SEACAT MISSILES.

    A PILOTLESS JINDIVIK RADIO-CONTROLLED AIRCRAFT WAS USED AS A TARGET.

    JET AIRCRAFT OF THE BRAZILIAN AIR FORCE CARRIED OUT A MOCK ATTACK ON THE BRITISH SQUADRON AS A CLIMAX TO THE EXERCISE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB9Z3JIUR68J39NXTZVQ66JHRP
    Media URN:
    VLVAB9Z3JIUR68J39NXTZVQ66JHRP
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/04/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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