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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 January 2022

It didn’t look good the night the National Museum of the Royal Navy decided to GFI (“Go For It”) and move LCT 7074 to her new home outside Southsea’s ‘D-Day Story’ museum. It was windy and choppy – all depended on the ability of the tugs to tow the dead weight of the barge carrying the last D-Day Landing Craft Tank out of Portsmouth Dockyard, and through the narrow harbour entrance – which once caught HMS ‘Vanguard’, on her sad way to the breakers. For a while, Britain’s last battleship got wedged across the harbour entrance (picture) giving drinkers at the two pubs right on the water an unparalleled view of her majestic port side. So… could the LCT 7074 team make it, and avoid ‘Vanguard’s fate? It was just about the last chance with tide and weather, so GFI… but…

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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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