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Updates from Maritime Film UK’s Rob White, TV producer, reporter and camera operator with 30 years’ experience at the BBC, Channel 4 and ITN

ABOVE HER THE WAVE

18 March 2022

The LCT 7074 display at D-Day Story’ in Southsea is about more than the ship herself. What immediately takes the eye is the superb canopy over her, designed by Pritchard Architecture of Portsmouth. They came up with a wave-form sweeping over the ship – echoing the seas 7074 rode as she headed for the D-Day beaches. Only more friendly and certainly more beautiful. Stretching a “fabric sail membrane” over the cantilevered support system arching over ship and dock was a step-by-step business. Anyone who’s done anything similar around the house will understand what a ticklish process this was, with the building team moving across on cherry pickers beneath the new roof. One slip, one tear, and the work could be set back by months. But Ascia Construction made sure that didn’t happen. Not a nick or bulge to be seen.

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About Rob

Rob is a TV producer, reporter and camera operator with 30 years of experience at the BBC, Channel 4 and ITN, in news, factual and documentary production. He is a four-time award winner, whose awards include a coveted Royal Television Society award for his work on Channel 4 News. His association with the Maritime Foundation goes back to 1995 when he won the first Desmond Wettern Maritime Media Award for a series of reports that led to a major documentary on the loss of the bulk carrier Derbyshire.

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