OPERATION TELIC, IRAQ, 2003: HMS OCEAN SAILS TO THE PERSIAN GULF (TAPE 1) [Allocated Title]
Apart from first minute (unrelated test footage of family snapshots), tape is devoted to scenes on board HMS Ocean.
On board HMS Ocean, soldiers (40 Commando ?) unpack their kit below deck. Personnel line up along the edge of the flight deck as Ocean pulls out of Portsmouth: shots also of the shoreline where well-wishers wave the vessel off. When the vessel reaches open sea, the soldiers on deck disperse. Flight of Sea King (845 Naval AIr Squadron)helicopters lands on deck. View below deck of weapons and vehicles. Shots of GPMGs being fired at night on deck (practice session with tracer bullets). Daytime training with deck guns, also loading of Phalanx deck chain guns and Sea King helicopters being stored.