• Short Summary

    The Duke of Edinburgh, piloting a 36 "Heron" aircraft of the Queen's Flight, arrived in Malta, April 25th.

  • Description

    1.
    AV. "Bulwark" at sea
    0.03

    2.
    GV. Flight deck.
    0.07

    3.
    LV. Duke and party towards
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    4.
    CU. Duke.
    0.14

    5.
    SV. Commando troops embarking in Helicopters
    0.19

    6.
    GV. Helicopters take off.
    0.24

    7.
    GV. Duke arrives at Mayesa Beach
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    8.
    SV. Duke with naval officers
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    CU. Ditto Watching troops landing etc.
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    10.
    GV. Helicopter carrying truck
    0.37

    11.
    SV. Ditto
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    12.
    LV. Helicopter lowers truck onto road
    0.42

    13.
    SV. Duke and party, Helicopter flies over head
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    14.
    LV. Troops in Army trucks pass Duke and party
    0.53

    15.
    GV. Troops return to Helicopter.
    0.57

    16.
    SV.PAN.Duke in jeep passes camera Optical.
    1.01

    17.
    SV. Duke arrives on "Eastbourne" and is met by Captain
    1.10

    18.
    SCU. Duke walks towards Bridge
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    19.
    LV. Climbing steps
    1.14

    20.
    SCU. Three shots, Duke watching naval exercises
    1.26

    21.
    GV. Minesweeper "Walkerton" comes alongside
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    22.
    GV. Rope is fired across to "Walkerton"
    1.40

    23.
    SV. Duke leaves "Eastbourne" in Jackstay and transferred to "Walkerton"
    2.00

    24.
    LV. Duke and party wave from "Walkerton".
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The Duke of Edinburgh, piloting a 36 "Heron" aircraft of the Queen's Flight, arrived in Malta, April 25th. As Captain-General of the Royal Marines he was visiting Marines serving in the Mediterranean.

    Greeted by the Governor, Sir Guy Grantham, and C-in-C, Mediterranean, Admiral Sir Alexander Bingley, the Duke was then flown in a helicopter to the aircraft carrier 'Bulwark'. The 'Bulwark' is Britain's first commando carrier, and the following day, wearing his Captain-General's battle-dress and green beret, he watched the carrier's special Marine commando unit make a demonstration landing by Helicopter and launch on the coast of Malta.

    Later, he went aboard HMS' Easthourne' and saw the ship taking part in an anti-submarine exercise, and was then transferred by jackstay to HMS 'Walkerton' to watch a short exercise by vessels of a minesweeping squadron.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAC99GI11BILQXFKOJXOKOI2MR5
    Media URN:
    VLVAC99GI11BILQXFKOJXOKOI2MR5
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/04/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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