• Short Summary

    SIX HAWKER HUNTER JET FIGHTERS OF THE BRITISH ROYAL AIR FORCE STATIONED IN SINGAPORE, ARRIVE IN THAILAND, MAY 25, AS THE FIRST BRITISH CONTINGENT TO THE BUILD UP OF FORCES IN VIEW OF THE SITUATION IN ADJOINING LAOS.

  • Description

    SIX HAWKER HUNTER JET FIGHTERS OF THE BRITISH ROYAL AIR FORCE STATIONED IN SINGAPORE, ARRIVE IN THAILAND, MAY 25, AS THE FIRST BRITISH CONTINGENT TO THE BUILD UP OF FORCES IN VIEW OF THE SITUATION IN ADJOINING LAOS.

    A CANBERRA FIGHTER AND FIFTY CREW MEMBERS WERE ALSO INCLUDED IN THE TASK FORCE. THE CREWS FLEW IN TRANSPORT PLANES. THEY ARE UNDER THE COMMAND OF WING COMMANDER PEDDER. THE HUNTERS, AFTER TOUCHING DOWN AT BANGKOK AIRPORT, LEFT FOR CHIANG MAI IN NORTHERN THAILAND.

    MEANWHILE, A THAI ARMY UNIT, INCLUDING AN ARTILLERY BATTALION, HAS MOVED FROM ITS BASE CAMP IN SOUTH EAST THAILAND, TO NEAR THE BORDER WITH LAOS. ACCORDING TO ARMY SOURCES THE UNIT, WITH TWO AMERICAN OFFICERS AS ITS ADVISERS, IS NOW ENGAGED ON "MANOEUVRES" ABOUT 20 MILES WEST OF THE MEKONG, AND ABOUT 80 MILES SOUTH-WEST OF SARAVANE.

    SARAVANE, THE LAOTIAN PROVINCIAL CAPITAL, IS REPORTED IN THE HANDS OF THE LEFT-WING TROOPS AFTER A THREE-DAY SIEGE.

    NEW ZEALAND'S NUMBER TWO SPECIAL AIR SERVICE SQUADRON IS DUE TO ARRIVE IN THAILAND, MAY 30. IT WILL BRING THE STRENGTH OF THE NEW ZEALAND CONTINGENT IN THE COUNTRY TO ABOUT L80.

    LAOTIAN NEUTRALIST PRINCE SOUVANNA PHOUMA TOLD THE INTERNATIONAL CONTROL COMMISSION MAY 26, THAT HE WOULD LEAVE FOR PARIS, FRANCE, ON JUNE 15. AND WOULD NOT RETURN UNLESS THE RIGHT-WING AND LEFT-WING FACTIONS AGREED COMPLETELY ON HIS TERMS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1EUA98YKIS11CUXP64ELXL1BY
    Media URN:
    VLVA1EUA98YKIS11CUXP64ELXL1BY
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/05/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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