• Short Summary

    BRITISH TROOPS HANDED OVER SECURITY DUTIES IN ADEN'S SHEIKH OTHMAN AND AL MANSOURA DISTRICTS TO THE SOUTH ARABIAN ARMY YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) -- TEN DAYS AHEAD OF SCHEDULE.

  • Description

    BRITISH TROOPS HANDED OVER SECURITY DUTIES IN ADEN'S SHEIKH OTHMAN AND AL MANSOURA DISTRICTS TO THE SOUTH ARABIAN ARMY YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) -- TEN DAYS AHEAD OF SCHEDULE. A DAWN CEREMONY AND A ROUND OF CHEERS MARKED THE HAND-OVER AT CHECKPOINT JULIET, LAST OF THE TROUBLED POST TO PASS INTO ARAB HANDS.

    THE TWO BATTALIONS OF BRITONS HANDED OVER CONTROL OF THE AREAS -- SCENE OF THE WORST ANTI-BRITISH VIOLENCE IN RECENT MONTHS -- UNDER COVER OF DARKNESS. OVER 1,000 ATTACKS HAVE BEEN LAUNCHED AGAINST BRITISH TROOPS IN THE AREAS DURING THE PAST FIVE MONTHS.

    THE CHECKPOINT JULIET WITHDRAWAL BEGAN AT TWO A.M. WITH THE ARRIVAL OF THE FIRST SOUTH ARABIAN ARMY LANDROVERS ESCORTING THE NEW OFFICER IN-CHARGE COLONEL NAGI ABDUL QAWI. GRADUALLY THE ARABIAN SOLDIERS RELIEVED THEIR BRITISH COUNTERPARTS, THE OPERATION CARRIED OUT UNDER THE DIRECTION OF COLONEL QAWI AND SECOND LIEUTENANT CHRIS WARREN, THE FORMER OFFICER-IN-CHARGE.

    AT NEARBY CHECKPOINT BRAVO, GUARDING THE CAUSEWAY BETWEEN STEAMER POINT AND SHEIKH OTHMAN, A FURTHER HANDOVER TOOK PLACE. THE BRIDGE NOW PASSES OUT OF THE CONTROL OF THE DEPARTING LANCASHIRE REGIMENT, AND BECOMES THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT.

    IMMEDIATELY UPON OCCUPATION OF THE EVACUATED AREAS. THE SOUTH ARABIAN ARMY AUTHORITIES BANNED THE CARRYING OF FIREARMS, AND DECLARED THE TWO REGIONS MILITARY AREAS. THEY ASKED THE MILITANT NATIONALIST ORGANISATIONS FLOSY AND NLF TO HOIST THEIR FLAGS IN EITHER DISTRICT.

    BUT THE DATE FOR TOTAL SOUTH ARABIAN INDEPENDENCE REMAINS JANUARY 9.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1JJCULYSG1Q6TVQ3Q9VQTSD9Y
    Media URN:
    VLVA1JJCULYSG1Q6TVQ3Q9VQTSD9Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/09/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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