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    IN SEOUL, CAPITAL OF SOUTH KOREA, A PARADE AT THE KIMPO AIR FORCE BASE TO CELEBRATE THE BIRTH OF A SECOND JET FIGHTER WING..

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    IN SEOUL, CAPITAL OF SOUTH KOREA, A PARADE AT THE KIMPO AIR FORCE BASE TO CELEBRATE THE BIRTH OF A SECOND JET FIGHTER WING.. PRESIDENT, SINGMAN RHEE PRESENTED THE WING FLAG TO GENERAL CHANG AT RIANG, COMMANDING GENERAL OF THE 11TH FIGHTER WING, SYMBOLIC OF ITS ACTIVATION.

    MINISTER FOR NATIONAL DEFENCE KIM JUNG YUL HERE PRESENTING A LITTER OF APPRECIATION TO U.S. AIR FORCE COLONEL JOHN J. VOLL. WHO AS ADVISER TO THE NEW WING RENDERED MERITORIOUS SERVICE TO THE YOUNG REPUBLIC STILL OF THE VIGIL AGAINST AGGRESSION FROM THE NORTH.

    FOR AIR FORCE CHIEF OF STAFF GENERAL KIM TRACED THE GROWTH OF THE AIRFORCE ON SOUTH KOREA. THE 10TH FIGHTER WING (THE FIRST ONE) WAS ORIGINALLY EQUIPPED WITH F-51 PROPELLER-DRIVEN PLANES BUT WAS REORGANISED WITH Y-86 SABRE JETS IN JUNE 1955.

    HE SAID THE 11TH FIGHTER WING, NOW ACTIVATED, WOULD FURTHER CONTRIBUTE TO SOUTH KOREA'S PREPAREDNESS TO DEFEND THE COUNTRY AGAINST COMMUNIST ATTACKS.

    GUEST OF HONOUR GENERAL MAGRUDER, COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF UNITED NATIONS COMMAND, ASSURED SOUTH KOREA OF THE UN'S HELP AND ASSISTANCE IN PRESERVING BAR INDEPENDENCE.

    LATER, PRESIDENT RHEE AND GUESTS INSPECTED THE JETS LINED UP IN THE FIELD, THESE JET PLANES OF THE 11TH FIGHTER WING - SOUTH KOREA'S SECOND WING - WERE BROUGHT INTO KOREA FROM THE UNITED STATES UNDER THE MILITARY AND PROGRAMME.

    PRESIDENT RHEE CUT THE TRADITIONAL RIBBON TO FORMALLY ACTIVATE THE WING...AND THE JET FIGHTERS TOOK OFF IN A DEMONSTRATION FLIGHT. ANCT??? ADDITION TO THE COUNTRY'S DEFENCE POTENTIAL IF ITS DETERMINATION TO RESIST COMMUNIST AGGRESSION FROM THE NORTH.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1RWYQUJT4YL8S76KV4LEV3ZQP
    Media URN:
    VLVA1RWYQUJT4YL8S76KV4LEV3ZQP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/09/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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