26 April 2017
This year is the 100th anniversary of the Wrens – the Women’s Royal Naval Service. So we’ve been filming for the Royal Navy to help support their celebration of women in the service now and then. If you think this sounds like a continuation of our ‘Shescape’ project, you’d be bang right! New filming – all gifted to the RN and the National Museum of the Royal Navy for a new exhibition – took us to work with Royal Marine bandswomen in Portsmouth, naval nurses at Plymouth, submariners at Devonport, an aircraft handler at HMS Seahawk, Culdrose naval air base in Cornwall, and with Observer Lieutenant Commander Lauren Hulston at the same base. She’s C.O. of the squadron training navy crews on the new Merlin helo, and in the air commands the aircraft. And she’s dead impressive, I can tell you!
Rob is a TV producer, reporter and camera operator with 30 years’ experience at the BBC, Channel 4 and ITN, in news, factual and documentary production. He is a four times 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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