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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


16 February 2024

Anyway, after filming what the RN allowed with that – and witnessing the students on the Future Maritime Engineers excursion both excited and interested at the sight of their navy’s maritime assets on display in Portsmouth harbour, it was time to visit the BAE workshops in the base, to get a handle on what life is like for their trainees. Only…unannounced to us, they were taking tests that day, so we were valiantly hosted solo by BAE’s Matt Gordon (picture.) Next stop HMS ‘Prince of Wales’, for a tour of the UK’s latest warship, the Royal Navy’s £3,000,000,000 asset, ready to go (kind of.) Impressive even alongside, if not exactly the most beautiful ship the navy ever commissioned. Yours for 10 points: was I to be allowed to film this PR opportunity for the RN? Yes/No. (See answer at * below.)

* – No.

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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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