• Short Summary

    A ROYAL AIR FORCE JET AIRCRAFT TOUCHED DOWN AT LYNEHAM RAF STATION, WILTSHIRE, TODAY WITH A PAYLOAD OF HEROES - THE FIRST OVERSEAS PARTY OF HOLDERS OF THE VICTORIA CROSS AND THE GEORGE CROSS, BRITAIN'S HIGHEST DECORATIONS FOR BRAVERY.

  • Description

    A ROYAL AIR FORCE JET AIRCRAFT TOUCHED DOWN AT LYNEHAM RAF STATION, WILTSHIRE, TODAY WITH A PAYLOAD OF HEROES - THE FIRST OVERSEAS PARTY OF HOLDERS OF THE VICTORIA CROSS AND THE GEORGE CROSS, BRITAIN'S HIGHEST DECORATIONS FOR BRAVERY.

    THIS IS THE SIXTH REUNION OF VC'S AND GC'S TO BE HELD BY THE VC AND GC ASSOCIATION. THIS YEAR, 113 VICTORIA CROSS HOLDERS AND 79 GEORGE CROSS HOLDERS WILL GATHER IN LONDON THIS COMING WEEK FOR A SERIES OF RECEPTIONS.

    THE RAF COMET JET WHICH LANDED AT LYNEHAM TODAY BROUGHT HOLDERS OF THE VICTORIA CROSS FROM NEW ZEALAND, AUSTRALIA AND INDIA. EACH OF THE HEROES BROUGHT WIVES OR OTHER RELATIONS WITH THEM.

    AMONG THE PASSENGERS WAS THE NEW ZEALANDER, CAPTAIN C. H. UPHAM, WHO IS THE ONLY MAN LIVING TO HOLD THE VC AND BAR - SIGNIFYING THAT HE WAS TWICE AWARDED THE HIGHEST BRAVERY DECORATION.

    AMONG THE EVENTS ARRANGED FOR THEM THIS WEEK ARE TEA AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE, A DINNER GIVEN BY THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF KENT, AND OTHER RECEPTIONS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA26J4M775APD0TU513AALZ91YR
    Media URN:
    VLVA26J4M775APD0TU513AALZ91YR
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/07/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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