For the first time since the Anglo-French Suez operations in 1956, the white ensign has been seen in the Suez Canal.
LV BRITISH SHIP STEAMING TOWARDS CAMERA UP SUEZ CANEL
SLV WAR SHIP NAMED "LOCH KILLISPORT" GOING TO ADEN
SV SAME SHIP PASSING RIGHT TO LEFT
SCU THE SAME SHIP PASSING RIGHT TO LEFT IT GOES OUT OF FRAME
SLV WAR SHIP IN CANAL
SV WAR SHIP IN CANAL? FIGURE ON BARGE IN F.G.
SLV SHIP GOING AWAY FROM CAMERA DOWN CANAL
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Background: For the first time since the Anglo-French Suez operations in 1956, the white ensign has been seen in the Suez Canal.
Making passage from Aden to Malta, the 1,900 ton frigate, HMS Loch Killisport, entered the canal on Sunday, July 14, to make the south-north journey from Port Suez to Port Said.
After paying the canal toll "under protest", the frigate started the 80-mile passage through the controversial waterway-stopping at the Great Bitter Lakes to change pilots.
Shots of the Loch Killisport traversing the canal were obtained by our cameraman as the British warship approached Port Said in the northern section of the Mediterranean - Red Sea link.
Carrying a large Suez light on the bow, the frigate made her untroubled way to the open sea with the buildings of Port Fuad in the background.