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    SINGAPORE-BASED BRITISH FARE EAST COMMANDER ??? (MON) VENUE OF AND ARMED FORCES CEREMONY. THE OCCASION?

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    SINGAPORE-BASED BRITISH FARE EAST COMMANDER ??? (MON) VENUE OF AND ARMED FORCES CEREMONY. THE OCCASION TO MARK THE OFFICIAL TAKEOVER OF THE COMMAND BY ADMIRAL SIR PETER NORTON WHO ARRIVE ON MAR. 8 (SEE OUR SEA/175/69).

    SIR PETER, UNTIL RECENTLY THE VICE-CHIEF OF THE NAVAL STAFF. HAS MET BY VICE ADMIRAL W.O. O'BRIEN, COMMANDER OF THE FAR EAST ???.

    THE COLOURFUL CEREMONY WAS ATTENDED BY SIR PETER HURT AND AIR MARSHAL SIR NEAL WHEELER, FAR EAST COMMANDERS-16-CHIEF OF THE ARMY AND AIR FORCE RESPECTIVELY.

    A GUARD-OF-HONOUR, DRUMS FROM THE ARMY, AIR FORCE AND NAVY, WAS INSPECTED BY SIR PETER NORTON-HILL.

    SIR PETER REPLACES GENERAL SIR MICHAEL CARVER WHO RETURNED TO ENGLAND RECENTLY TO BECOME THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE OTHER COMMAND.

    THE SOUTHERN COMMAND IS RESPONSIBLE FOR RUSHING REINFORCEMENTS TO MALAYSIA AND SINGAPORE IN CASE OF EXTERNAL AGGRESSION WHEN BRITISH FORCES WITHDRAW FROM THE AREA IN 1971.

    BIOGRAPHY: SIR PETER JOINED THE NAVY AS A CADET IN 1928. HE FIRST WENT TO SEA AS A MIDSHIPMAN IN 1932 AND WAS PROMOTED TO SUB-LIEUTENANT IN 1935. FOUR YEARS LATE. HE SPECIRNISED AND QUALIFIED IN GUNNERY. IN AUGUST 1967 HE BECAME VICE-CHIEF OF THE NAVAL STAFF RESPONSIBLE FOR MARSHAL OPERATIONS, PLANNING AND FUTURE POLICY. HE WAS PROMOTED ADMIRAL IN OCTOBER LAST YEAR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1VZPKZHOZ28BIYDLZ21BWOB8J
    Media URN:
    VLVA1VZPKZHOZ28BIYDLZ21BWOB8J
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/03/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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