• Short Summary

    A ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE C-130 HERCULES TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT ARRIVED LAST MONDAY (14 OCTOBER) AT IKEJA AIRPORT IN LAGOS TO PROVIDE AIR SUPPORT FOR THE INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE OF THE RED CROSS IN ITS EMERGENCY RELIEF WORK IN NIGERIA.

  • Description

    A ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE C-130 HERCULES TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT ARRIVED LAST MONDAY (14 OCTOBER) AT IKEJA AIRPORT IN LAGOS TO PROVIDE AIR SUPPORT FOR THE INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE OF THE RED CROSS IN ITS EMERGENCY RELIEF WORK IN NIGERIA.

    THE AIRCRAFT CARRIED A 36-MEMBER TEAM, CONSISTING OF 14 AIR CREW PERSONNEL, 20 GROUND MAINTENANCE OFFICERS AND 2 JOURNALISTS. THE CREW COMMANDER WAS LIEUTENANT COLONEL HUSSEY.

    THE HERCULES TRANSPORT ALSO BROUGHT LOADING EQUIPMENT TO FACILITATE THE HANDLING OF RELIEF SUPPLIES.

    AMONG THOSE AT THE AIRPORT TO GREET THE AIRCRAFT AND ITS CREW WERE MR. PAUL MALONE, THE CANADIAN HIGH COMMISSIONER IN NIGERIA AND MR. HOCKE, THE ASSISTANT TO THE RED CROSS HEAD OF MISSION IN NIGERIA.

    EARLY LAST AUGUST, A ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE HERCULES BROUGHT FROM CANADA TO LAGOS A SHIPMENT OF FOOD AND MEDICAL SUPPLIES FOR RELIEF IN AREAS OF NIGERIA AFFECTED BY THE HOSTILITIES.

    LAST MONDAYS CONSIGNMENT OF THE AIRCRAFT FOR RED CROSS USE IS A PART OF THE APPROXIMATELY GBP335,000 ALLOCATED BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT FOR EMERGENCY RELIEF WORK IN NIGERIA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA23D6RNKJT7A9XNQX0UURQCQ36
    Media URN:
    VLVA23D6RNKJT7A9XNQX0UURQCQ36
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/10/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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