• Short Summary

    Britain's Prince Charles arrived in Gibraltar on Friday (5 November) to join the destroyer HMS Norfolk for at least three months' training.

  • Description

    1.
    GV PAN HMS "Norfolk" in dock
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    2.
    SV Commanding Officer Cook and Commander Bathurst at head of gangway
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    3.
    SV Prince Charles up gangway and greeted by officers
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    4.
    SV PAN Prince Charles climbing to upper deck
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    5.
    SV ZOOM OUT Prince Charles' baggage
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Britain's Prince Charles arrived in Gibraltar on Friday (5 November) to join the destroyer HMS Norfolk for at least three months' training. The Prince, who is heir to the British Throne, has the naval rank of Sub-Lieutenant and has joined the vessel for operational experience. He was welcomed aboard the Norfolk by the Commanding Officer, Captain J.W.D. Cook, and Commander D.B. Bathurst.

    The Spanish Government has complained to the British Embassy in Madrid about Prince Charles' going to Gibraltar. Britain does not accept Spain's claim to the colony, and the Spanish authorities have felt that the Prince's presence there, unnecessarily hurts national feelings. The British Navy has said that the guided missile destroyer Norfolk was in Gibraltar for purely operational reasons and that the Prince may just as easily have been required to join his first ship at any other port.

    This coverage is official film supplied by the Ministry of Defence.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7IVUDLQ0TLK9QHE9RAZZ11XZR
    Media URN:
    VLVA7IVUDLQ0TLK9QHE9RAZZ11XZR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/11/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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