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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

HOORAY FOR HENRY

25 July 2020

So… when you clean up, you make dirt. In the case of Landing Craft Tank 7074, a mixture of rust particles by the million, paint flecks, and simple dust. Loads of it. Which is why the ship was covered in a giant marquee during her restoration – a sort of rectangular shroud, reaching right over her from tank ramp to stern and down to the floor of the Ship Hall in HM Naval Base, Portsmouth. Everything had to be kept inside there (including filming), as this is a full-time military establishment, with security to match. But where you get dirt you need to clean up. Step forward Martin Hobson with the ML (UK) Henry hoover, cleaning up the tank deck of the LCT. Not the first thing you’d expect to find a company director doing, but that’s Martin for you.

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About Rob

Rob WhiteRob is a TV producer, reporter and camera operator with 30 years’ experience at the BBC, Channel 4 and ITN, in news, factual and documentary production. He is a four times 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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