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BBC documentary on modern naval life follows Royal Navy crew on missions to the Gulf and Tsunami-hit Sri-Lanka. In the interests of a 'warts-and-all' portrayal, the Royal Navy exerted no editorial control whatsoever, making for often highly charged but honest viewing. As well as the daily lives of the sailors, the programme explores the lives of their families onshore. From the shore training facility at Torpoint in Devon to the decks of HMS Chatham and Ocean, the 5, one-hour episodes paint a comprehensive picture of a sailor's life in the modern navy
Shipmates chronicles HMS Chatham and the dramas of her crew's deployment in the Gulf. This BBC documentary series gives a lasting insight into the day-to-day happenings on a Royal Navy frigate.
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The series not only gives a fair and honest account of life at sea and on shore, and shows the Navy in its true colours, much more so than the previous series "Brilliant" onboard the ship of that name.
I commend the series. Enjoy
Rick Bennett (Ex CPO)
Get Chris back for another series covering our pirate ops in the gulf.
I was especially impressed by Rab who showed a sort of tenacity not usually seen nowadays.
A jovial bloke who proves you need not have youth,looks,physical health or be clever to succeed!
Although I wouldnt go so far as to call him a rolemodel(he may have a possible drinks problem)it was inspiring to see him,at his advanced age,keep up with his youthful shipmates!
Shipmates was entertaining and informative and I reconmend it!
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What promised to be an insight into life on a RH frigate is, not all as it seems.
First episode is great, if you can put up with the main focus, a 25 year Leading Seaman, who... Read more
If you need to see a way of life in the Royal Navy" then this is close to it ,another one to see is channel 5's exellent "Warship".I know because I was in the RN.Published on 30 Sept. 2009 by D. Daymond