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    Five boats from the Royal Navy arrived in Brussels this morning at 9 o clock as part of the British Fanfare for Europe celebrations, to mark British entry into the European Common Market.

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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Five boats from the Royal Navy arrived in Brussels this morning at 9 o clock as part of the British Fanfare for Europe celebrations, to mark British entry into the European Common Market. The boats will be moored at Pecnbeek dock in Brussels until the 16th Jan, and the public will be visiting them over the weekend. The boats are two minesweepers - HMS Glasserton and HMS Wotton - and three fast training boats - HMS Cutlass, HMS Sabre and H. S. Scimitar. The minesweepers belong to the Coniston class, whatever that is, and all five boats are based in Portland, Dorset. The minesweepers each have 5 officers and 30 crew, all on their best behaviour in Britain's interests. The other threeboats have two officers and ten crew. The three small boats are used mainly for training they simulate torpedoes. Apparently they're all quite old models. Asked whether the arrival of the boats was an example of British gun-boat diplomacy, one of the officers said "I don't know what you mean, old chap. The Sents came by the A??? - Charle??? C??? and Spit the right in a small town along the Canal near Brussels Name - ???

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    Film ID:
    VLVA70LKUZLO6PIHT8GTBXJ1FP4VF
    Media URN:
    VLVA70LKUZLO6PIHT8GTBXJ1FP4VF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/01/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:46:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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