• Short Summary

    THE RULER OF BAHRAIN, SHEIKH ISA BIN SULMAN AL KHALIFA, HAS VISITED THE ROYAL AIR FORCE BASE AT MUHARRAQ FOR AN AERIAL DISPLAY AND AN INSPECTIONS OF AIRCRAFT.

  • Description

    THE RULER OF BAHRAIN, SHEIKH ISA BIN SULMAN AL KHALIFA, HAS VISITED THE ROYAL AIR FORCE BASE AT MUHARRAQ FOR AN AERIAL DISPLAY AND AN INSPECTIONS OF AIRCRAFT. IT WAS THE FIRST OCCASION THE SHEIKH HAD CONSENTED TO BEING FILMED WHILE VISITING BRITISH BASES.

    THE AERIAL DISPLAY WAS ORGANISED AS A SALUTE TO THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE R.A.F. AND THE SHEIKH WAS ACCOMPANIED BY HIS SON, WHO HAS RECENTLY GRADUATES FROM THE MONS CADET SCHOOL NEAR ALDERSHOT AND IS NOW COMMANDER OF BAHRAIN'S NATIONAL GUARD.

    SIXTEEN HAWKER HUNGER JET FIGHTERS FROM NUMBERS EIGHT AND 208 SQUADRONS, WHICH ARE BASED AT MUHARRAQ, WERE USED IN THE FLY-PAST. A DETACHMENT OF ARGOSY FOUR-ENGINED TRANSPORTS ARE ALSO BASED AT MUHARRAQ, AS WELL AS TWO WESSEX AIR-SEA RESCUE HELICOPTERS. THE HELICOPTERS HAVE ALREADY BEEN USED IN MANY MERCY MISSIONS.

    THE SHEIKH WAS WELCOMES TO THE BASE BY AIR COMMODORE J.G. TOPHAM, THE BASE COMMANDER, GROUP CAPTAIN STOREY; AND THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVE, MR. TONY PARSONS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1J812F0UJAZZT2O29AQ34GFFK
    Media URN:
    VLVA1J812F0UJAZZT2O29AQ34GFFK
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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