• Short Summary

    A GROUP OF 14 YOUNG AFRICANS - ALL SONS OF SERVING OR EX-SOLDIERS - HAVE BEEN SELECTED BY THE RHODESIAN FEDERAL ARMY TO TAKE PART IN A JUNIOR LEADERSHIP COURSE, WHICH HOLDS THE PROSPECT OF AN OFFICER CADETSHIP AT SANDHURST MILITARY ACADEMY, U.

  • Description

    A GROUP OF 14 YOUNG AFRICANS - ALL SONS OF SERVING OR EX-SOLDIERS - HAVE BEEN SELECTED BY THE RHODESIAN FEDERAL ARMY TO TAKE PART IN A JUNIOR LEADERSHIP COURSE, WHICH HOLDS THE PROSPECT OF AN OFFICER CADETSHIP AT SANDHURST MILITARY ACADEMY, U.K. THE BOYS, SEEN RECENTLY DURING TRAINING AT INKOMO CAMP, SOUTHERN RHODESIA, HAVE ALREADY ACQUIRED A SMART MILITARY BEARING.

    THE FIVE-YEAR COURSE IS MAINLY EDUCATIONAL AND RESIGNED TO BRING THE RECRUITS UP TO A HIGHER EDUCATIONAL LEVEL, AFTER WHICH THEY WILL BE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME OFFICER CADETS. DURING THE COURSE THEY WILL RECEIVE A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF MILITARY TRAINING - FILM SHOWS THEM TAKING INSTRUCTION ON THE NEW 'FN' RIFLE - AS WELL AS ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE, MATHEMATICS, GENERAL SCIENCE, PHYSICS WITH CHEMISTRY, HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY.

    INSTRUCTORS AT INKOMO ARE DRAWN FROM THE FEDERAL ARMY'S EDUCATIONAL CORPS. UNDER THEIR GUIDANCE THE BOYS, AFTER SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETING THE INKOMO COURSE, WILL COMPETE FOR A SANDHURST CADETSHIP WITH CANDIDATES OF ALL RACES. THE FEDERAL ARMY'S QUOTA FOR THESE CADETSHIPS IS ABOUT FIVE A YEAR.

    IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT THE INKOMO COURSE OF TRAINING WILL PRODUCE POTENTIAL AFRICAN LEADERS FOR THE ARMY WITH HIGHER EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS THAN THOSE ATTRACTED AT PRESENT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1G3A4GOA7W1VDTRD37T4I63VS
    Media URN:
    VLVA1G3A4GOA7W1VDTRD37T4I63VS
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/08/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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