• Short Summary

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

  • Description

    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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    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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