• Short Summary

    THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH AND COLONIAL SECRETARY, MR. DUNCAN SANDYS, ON SEPTEMBER 16, MADE A STRENUOUS?

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    THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH AND COLONIAL SECRETARY, MR. DUNCAN SANDYS, ON SEPTEMBER 16, MADE A STRENUOUS TOUR VISITING BRITISH TROOPS IN SARAWAK WHERE HE ALSO OBSERVED THEIR WORKING CONDITIONS.

    ACCOMPANIED BY ADMIRAL SIR VARYL BEGG, THE FAR EAST UNIFIED COMMAND AND MAJOR GENERAL W.C. WALKER, DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS IN BORNEO, HE SPENT HALF-AN-HOUR VISITING UNITS OF THE 42 ROYAL MARINE COMMANDS AT PENGKALAN TEBANG, THREE MILES FROM THE INDONESIAN BORDER.

    HERE, THE PARTY HAD TEA AND LATER WAS ACCOMPANIED ROUND THE OUTPOST WHICH IS IN THE HEART OF A VILLAGE, AND THEN TO THE BORDER UNDER HEAVY ESCORT.

    BOARDING A ROYAL AIR FORCE HELICOPTERS, THEY FLEW QUITE LOW OVER THE RUGGED BORDER AND AN ARMY PERSONNEL BRIEFED THEM ON THE LATEST SITUATION IN THE AREA.

    RETURNING TO KUCHING, THE SARAWAK CAPITAL SOME HOURS LATER, MR. DUNCAN SANDYS AND HIS PARTY WERE TRANSFERRED TO AN R.A.F. PIONEER IN WHICH THEY FLEW TO SIBU TO VISIT THE 1/2 GURKHA RIFLES.

    DURING HIS STAY IN SARAWAK AS A REPRESENTATIVE OF BRITAIN AT THE MALAYSIA CELEBRATIONS, MR. DUNCAN SANDYS HAS MET THE SULTAN OF BRUNEI, SIR OMAR ALI SAIFUDDIN, AND DISCUSSED ON MATTERS PERTAINING TO SECURITY AND INTERNAL MATTERS IN THE LIGHT THAT SHE HAS DECIDED NOT TO JOIN MALAYSIA WHICH INTO BEING ON SEPTEMBER 16.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA37IMFEA2J1YPE823PJXSSZZIK
    Media URN:
    VLVA37IMFEA2J1YPE823PJXSSZZIK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/09/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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