CEREMONIAL OPENING OF PERMANENT JOINT HEADQUARTERS NORTHWOOD, UK [Allocated Title]
Edited ceremony showing the opening of the Permanent Joint Headquarters (PJHQ) at Northwood, UK, at the close of the Cold War. It is one of six permanent purpose-built centres specifically set up to enable ongoing global cross collaboration between the three armed services in future times of crisis. Individuals present at ceremony: Field Marshal Sir Peter Inge, Chief of the Defence Staff, Major-General Wallace, Chief of Joint Operations. The Royal Military Police are present at the event as part of the ceremony and as security guards for the VIPs.
I. Two speeches given by the Right Honourable Michael Portillo, MP Secretary of State for Defence (1995-7) on the role of the new PJHQ. He opens the building by unveiling a sign stating those involved with this centre.
II. General unedited footage.
III. Features RAF officers and speeches by the Right Honourable Michael Portillo, MP Secretary of State for Defence.