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    MAJOR-GENERAL PHILIP TOWER, THE GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING MIDDLE-EAST LAND FORCES, YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) TOOK THE SALUTE AT A MARCH-PAST OF ARAB POLICE WHO MUTINIED THREE WEEKS AGO.

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    MAJOR-GENERAL PHILIP TOWER, THE GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING MIDDLE-EAST LAND FORCES, YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) TOOK THE SALUTE AT A MARCH-PAST OF ARAB POLICE WHO MUTINIED THREE WEEKS AGO. GENERAL TOWER TOOK THE SALUTE ON THE BARRACK SQUARE OF ADEN'S ARMED POLICE HEADQUARTERS IN CRATER.

    GENERAL TOWER, WHO IS ALSO ADEN'S SECURITY COMMANDER, SAID THAT HE HAD BEEN INVITED TO THE PARADE BY THE COMMANDING OFFICER OF THE ARGYLE AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS, AND THE SOUTH ARABIAN POLICE.

    THE REVIEW TOOK PLACE IN THE BARRACKS WHERE THREE WEEKS AGO A BLOODY MUTINY TOOK PLACE. SOME ELEMENTS OF THE POLICE FORCE WERE REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN THE KILLING OF 12 BRITISH SOLDIERS JUST OUTSIDE THE BARRACKS IN CRATER ON JUNE THE 20TH.

    GENERAL TOWER WAS ESCORTED BY MEN OF THE ARGYLE AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS IN THE ARMOURED CARS. HE DROVE INTO THE BARRACKS FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE BRITISH TROOPS RE-TOOK THE CRATER 10 DAYS AGO FROM ARAB NATIONALISTS.

    TROOPS, SUPPORTED BY ARMOURED CARS AND ARAB POLICEMEN, STOOD GUARD OUTSIDE THE BARRACKS DURING THE 20-MINUTE CEREMONY, AS THE POLICE MARCHED PAST IN THEIR WHITE UNIFORMS AND RED TURBANS TO THE TUNE OF 'SCOTLAND THE BRAVE' PLAYED BY THEIR OWN PIPES AND DRUMS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA35EX3J6JB0IOCC77XNJH6SVHD
    Media URN:
    VLVA35EX3J6JB0IOCC77XNJH6SVHD
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/07/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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