In the Navy
27 May 2015
That’s the aim of the trainees we’ve been filming aboard HMS Northumberland for Seafarers UK, in support of their annual big bash ‘Seafarers Awareness Week’ – which runs from the 20th to the 28th June. In that week, Seafarers UK highlight just how important the sea – and the seafarers who work it – are to Britain. (And the whole world in fact, but the remit’s for the UK!) This year we’re helping with a young people in training film series, and we’ve been helped by the Royal Navy. On board Northumberland, day running out of Plymouth just now, is a group of engineering trainees – expertise always much needed by the RN, but all the more so now with the two new giant carriers coming on stream over the next few years. But that’s not all Northumberland has on her plate right now…
Rob 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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