• Short Summary

    BRITISH COMMONWEALTH FORCES IN SOUTH EAST ASIA SEEM TO BE THERE TO STAY BUT AT LEAST THERE IS A STEADY IMPROVEMENT IN AMENITIES AND SERVICES AT MAJOR BASES IN MALAYSIA.

  • Description

    BRITISH COMMONWEALTH FORCES IN SOUTH EAST ASIA SEEM TO BE THERE TO STAY BUT AT LEAST THERE IS A STEADY IMPROVEMENT IN AMENITIES AND SERVICES AT MAJOR BASES IN MALAYSIA.

    A NEW MILITARY HOSPITAL TO SERVE FIFTEEN THOUSAND (15,000) BRITISH, AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND TROOPS AND THEIR FAMILIES HAS JUST BEEN OPENED AT TERANDAK CAMP, NEAR MALACCA IN MALAYA. COSTING GBP750,000 STERLING, THE NEW HOSPITAL IS THE LATEST DEVELOPMENT AT THE BIG COMMONWEALTH CAMP. IT HAS 140 BEDS, THREE OPERATING THEATRES, TWO X-RAY DEPARTMENTS, AND OUTPATIENTS DEPARTMENT AND ITS OWN SEASIDE BEACH.

    LAWNS, ORNAMENTAL POOLS AND FOUNTAINS, TREES INHABITED BY MONKEYS PROVIDE A PLEASANT SETTING ON A SITE OVERLOOKING THE STRAITS OF MALACCA. MUCH OF THE HOSPITAL IS AIR-CONDITIONED AND IT HAS ITS OWN LANDING STRIP FOR FLYING IN EMERGENCY CASES.

    THE HOSPITAL IS STAFFED BY DOCTORS AND NURSES FROM BRITAIN, AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND, AS WELL AS LOCALLY-ENGAGED MALAYS AND CHINESE.

    MEANWHILE, AT THE ROYAL AIR FORCE'S MAJOR BASE AT CHANGI IN SINGAPORE, AIRMEN AND AIRWOMEN CAN NOW EAT THEIR DINNER VERY MUCH AS THEY MIGHT ON A SATURDAY NIGHT AT HOME. THEIR NEW DINING ROOM-CALLED THE CHAN-GRILL-LA SERVES HAMBURGERS, STEAKS, HOTDOGS, CURRY DISHES IN AN ATMOSPHERE FAR REMOVED FROM SERVICE LIFE. A SPECIALTY IS THE CHANBURGER - A NORMAL HAMBURGER SPICED WITH CHINESE HERBS AND SOY A SAUCE TO GIVE IT A DISTINCTIVE EASTERN FLAVOUR. THE CHANBURGER IS THE BRAINCHILD OF CORPORAL COOK STANLEY FARDOE, AGED 42, AATHER OF EIGHT AND 28 YEARS A COOK - SEVENTEEN OF THEM IN THE R. A. F. HE'S KEEPING THE RECIPE A SECRET.

    THE NEW GRILL ROOM IS PART OF THE NORMAL MESS SECTION SO THERE'S NOTHING TO PAY. MOST OF THE DECORATION WORK IN THE GRILL ROOM WAS CARRIED OUT BY RAF PERSONNEL.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA28OCXKF4229TYLCBE0FFQYU1G
    Media URN:
    VLVA28OCXKF4229TYLCBE0FFQYU1G
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/05/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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