• Short Summary

    IN BRITAIN'S SNOWY, ICY WEATHER, SOME 40 FIJIAN RECRUITS TO THE BRITISH ARMY - THE ROYAL ENGINEERS AND THE ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS - DREW A DELIGHTED AUDIENCE WHEN THEY PERFORMED THEIR TRADITIONAL 'KAVA' CEREMONY JANUARY 2 AT SOUTHWOOD CAMP, FARNBOROUGH.

  • Description

    IN BRITAIN'S SNOWY, ICY WEATHER, SOME 40 FIJIAN RECRUITS TO THE BRITISH ARMY - THE ROYAL ENGINEERS AND THE ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS - DREW A DELIGHTED AUDIENCE WHEN THEY PERFORMED THEIR TRADITIONAL 'KAVA' CEREMONY JANUARY 2 AT SOUTHWOOD CAMP, FARNBOROUGH.

    THE RECRUITS, FROM' 1 TRAINING REGIMENT, RE,' AND '1 TRAINING BATTALION, RASC', FOLLOWED THEIR SMART FOOT DRILL IN THE SNOW WITH SONGS (SOF) AND DANCING, IN COLOURFUL SOUTH SEAS "BATTLEDRESS".

    THEIR 'KAVA' FESTIVAL IS BUILT ROUND THE OLD FIJIAN WELCOMING CEREMONY WHERE GUESTS ARE OFFERED A POTENT LIQUOR PREPARED FROM THE KAVA PLANT.

    AN ENTHUSIASTIC AUDIENCE OF BRITISH TROOPS, THEIR FAMILIES, AND LOCAL CIVILIANS GAVE THE FIJIANS SOME WELL-DESERVED APPLAUSE AT THE END.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA31LKG0A3KZ724URUIHHWHA6
    Media URN:
    VLVA31LKG0A3KZ724URUIHHWHA6
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/01/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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