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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


17 June 2022

One visitor to the new Coastal Forces Museum came for a very special reason. Tim Stanton-Fyans’ (picture) great-grandfather was Lieutenant Tim Bone RNVR. Lieutenant Bone was in command of Motor Torpedo Boat 710, returning to Vis on the coast of Croatia, when the MTB was sunk. Sadly, he lost his life along with most of his crew. But as Tim’s sweater tells you, the naval tradition survives in the family – and the Museum works well for him. He told us: “I really love the exhibition. It’s presented really well in the way you can get to understand all the history , and the boats. My great Grandad was on MTB 710 – his ship got blown up by a mine, but George – who’s here today – he survived, and he swam to safety.” More on George in the next blog…

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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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