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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


09 December 2021

Landing Craft Tank 7074 hid her newly painted charms under white plastic for many a long month, to help prevent any contamination of the RN’s giant ship shed in Portsmouth naval dockyard. And to look after the painstaking paint work carried out by ML (UK) of Portsmouth, inch by inch. But at last the day came and our stills photography specialist David Botwinik was fully rigged to catch its progress. Unpeeling was pretty rapid, given the length of the ship and the massive size of the stretched carrier bag (definitely not a Bag for Life) which covered ‘D-Day Story’s latest blushing bride. Removal was unsophisticated – a lot of clambering about with Stanley knives by two uncoverers, only paused briefly when they realised they were disturbing a lot of dirt on top, and needed breathing apparatus. Then, there she was!

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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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