YouTubes-day: Royal Navy daredevil’s water ski behind British Destroyer

Water skier prepares to be towed behind the HMS Nottingham

Water skier prepares to be towed behind the HMS Nottingham - Credit: Nik Coleman/Jamie Mulhall

The video this week has been submitted by Nik Coleman, and was given the video by a Norwich client to restore.

Every Tuesday I shall be showcasing a new gem from YouTube's vast library, but with a Norfolk twist.

This spectacular video shows members of the Royal Navy water skiing behind the British Type 42 Destroyer, HMS Nottingham, and was done to raise money for charity. The film was taken by Jamie Mulhall in 1986 during the Iran/Iraq War and features the Armilla Patrol.

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