• Short Summary

    THE FIRST OF FIVE UNITS OF THE 36TH BRITISH ROYAL ARTILLARY REGIMENT, ARMED WITH THUNDERBIRD MISSILES, PASSED THROUGH THE DUTCH BORDER TOWN OF ELMPT, SEPTEMBER 27, INTO WEST GERMANY.

  • Description

    THE FIRST OF FIVE UNITS OF THE 36TH BRITISH ROYAL ARTILLARY REGIMENT, ARMED WITH THUNDERBIRD MISSILES, PASSED THROUGH THE DUTCH BORDER TOWN OF ELMPT, SEPTEMBER 27, INTO WEST GERMANY. THE REGIMENT IS THE FIRST BRITISH FORCE TO BE SENT TO GERMANY AS PART OF THE BUILDUP TO MEET THE BERLIN CRISIS.

    THE ALL-BRITISH THUNDERBIRD - AN ANTI-AIRCRAFT MISSILE - IS DESIGNED TO INCREASE THE BRITISH BASES AGAINST ATTACK. THE OTHER FOUR UNITS OF THE GUIDED WEAPONS REGIMENT ARE TO FOLLOW THE ADVANCE FORCE SOON, WITH LORRIES AND EQUIPMENT.

    IN GERMANY, THE REGIMENT WILL SET UP HEADQUARTERS NEAR BIELEFELD.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA29YN1XNLA629FAS6VM7P35XQS
    Media URN:
    VLVA29YN1XNLA629FAS6VM7P35XQS
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/09/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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