HMS Dragon’s crew and their families have been treated to a special viewing of the new James Bond film, thanks to BFBS’ mobile cinema.
BFBS Cinemas’ Movie Machine, an 80-seat cinema contained within an HGV, travelled down to Portsmouth and parked alongside the jetty.
This allowed the crew of HMS Dragon, the Type 45 destroyer which appeared in the new 007 film – ‘No Time To Die’ – to go straight from the ship to the mobile cinema.
BFBS Cinemas also partnered with Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre Stanford Hall to host two free screenings for patients.
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Dubbed ‘James Bond Day’, the hospital had a brand-new Aston Martin DB11 and DB9 on display outside the venue, with staff encouraged to dress in ‘James Bond-esque’ clothing to mark the occasion.
The new Bond film features all three branches of the UK’s military.
As well as HMS Dragon appearing in the film, the RAF granted access to RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire – standing in for a NATO airbase in Norway where Bond joins allies and boards a C-17 Globemaster.
Meanwhile, the Army supplied troops from the Household Cavalry – offering their time just before the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace.