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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

The people of Portsmouth and Southsea are made of too stern stuff to let Covid put them off: so out in the fresh air where infection was – and is – vanishingly unlikely, they turned out in force as the Artelia team expertly manoeuvred the last LCT survivor of D-Day onto the Southsea promenade, inch by inch, checking and re-checking. Already safely on her SPMT, (Self-Propelled Modular Transporter) she made it onto the roadway, monitored all the while by those caring for her – notably ML (UK) of Portsmouth, who had done such outstanding restoration work on 7074 for The National Museum of the Royal Navy. As she moved off, a round of applause broke out – fitting recognition for this gallant survivor and all who triumphantly brought her back to life, to be seen and admired into the future.

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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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