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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


25 July 2020

OK, so now you have your Landing Craft Tank, last D-Day survivor, safely in BAE’s giant Ship Hall in Portsmouth Naval Dockyard. An amazing building which has the effect of making ships of a substantial size parked in it look like enlarged pond-sailing models. LCT 7074 is safely enclosed in a kind of vast white carrier bag (bet it cost more than 5p…) stretched across scaffolding, to prevent the muck that must be removed from contaminating the rest of the Hall. And she’s brought a lot with her, mostly the bottom of Birkenhead Docks (and one very dead 3 foot eel), washed into her rust-riddled double bottom during her abandonment. This muck all has to come out. Step forward the youngest member of the ML team, complete with shovel, wheelbarrow, and skip. “It’s got to come out” he said, philosophically…

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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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