• Short Summary

    ALL ROYAL AIR FORCE PLANES IN MALTA WERE GROUNDED AFTER THE GOVERNMENT TODAY (TUESDAY) CLAMPED DOWN ON DUTY FREE OIL SUPPLIES FOR THE R.

  • Description

    ALL ROYAL AIR FORCE PLANES IN MALTA WERE GROUNDED AFTER THE GOVERNMENT TODAY (TUESDAY) CLAMPED DOWN ON DUTY FREE OIL SUPPLIES FOR THE R.A.F. -- THE LATEST MOVE IN THE ISLAND'S CAMPAIGN AGAINST BRITISH DEFENCE CUTS. OIL FIRMS WERE ORDERED BY THE COMPTROLLER OF CUSTOMS TO CUT OFF AVIATION FUEL SUPPLIES AFTER THE R.A.F. REFUSED TO PAY THE DUTY.

    AN R.A.F. SPOKESMAN SAID ALL FLIGHTS HAD BEEN SUSPENDED WHILE INSTRUCTIONS WERE AWAITED FROM LONDON. THE OIL DECISION, WHICH DOES NOT AFFECT CIVILIAN AIRCRAFT, WAS INCLUDED IN A WIDE-RANGING BAN IMPOSED BY THE CUSTOMS NOT TO RELEASE GOODS UNLESS DUTY WAS PAID ON THEM. THIS STEP IMPLEMENTED THE GOVERNMENT'S DECISION TO DENY BRITISH FORCES "ALL RIGHTS, PRIVILEGES AND FACILITIES" THEY ENJOYED UNDER THE 10-YEAR-OLD DEFENCE TREATY SIGNED TWO YEARS AGO.

    IN AN INTERVIEW, THE PRIME MINISTER, DOCTOR BORG OLIVIER SPOKE OF THE MOOD OF HIS PEOPLE.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA27IVIP6JOVIJ4PVLE2K0E7PKJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA27IVIP6JOVIJ4PVLE2K0E7PKJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/01/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment