• Short Summary

    THE 19,500-TON AUSTRALIAN TROOPSHIP, HMAS SYDNEY, BROUGHT TO PENANG, NORTHWEST OF MALAYA, ON JUNE 15 GUNS AND VEHICLES OF THE THIRD LIGHT ANTI-AIRCRAFT BATTERY, ROYAL AUSTRALIAN ARTILLERY, FOR AUSTRALIAN FORCES BASED AT BUTTERWORTH.

  • Description

    THE 19,500-TON AUSTRALIAN TROOPSHIP, HMAS SYDNEY, BROUGHT TO PENANG, NORTHWEST OF MALAYA, ON JUNE 15 GUNS AND VEHICLES OF THE THIRD LIGHT ANTI-AIRCRAFT BATTERY, ROYAL AUSTRALIAN ARTILLERY, FOR AUSTRALIAN FORCES BASED AT BUTTERWORTH.

    BUTTERWORTH, SITUATED NEAR PENANG, IS A ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE BASE. SEVERAL AIR FORCE PERSONNEL HELPED IN THE UNLOADING OF THE GUNS AND VEHICLES WHICH WENT ON BY LANDING CRAFT AND OTHER AMPHIBIOUS CRAFT THROUGHOUT THE DAY.

    MANY INTERESTED TOWNSPEOPLE FLOCKED TO THE WATERFRONT TO HAVE A GLIMPSE OF THE TROOPSHIP AS WELL AS THE UNLOADING OF EQUIPMENT WHICH WENT ON WITHOUT THE SLIGHTEST BOTHER. SEVERAL UNIFORMED MALAYSIAN POLICEMEN WERE ON HAND TO CONTROL THE CURIOUS SPECTATORS.

    ON JUNE 4, HMAS SYDNEY BROUGHT TO SABAH (NORTH BORNEO) TWO HUNDRED AUSTRALIAN ARMY ENGINEERS -- THE FIRST AUSTRALIAN UNIT TO BE SENT TO MALAYSIAN BORNEO SINCE BRITISH AND MALAYSIAN SECURITY FORCES BEGAN OPERATIONS AGAINST INDONESIAN INSURGENTS.

    THE ENGINEERS, WHO BELONG TO THE SEVENTH FIELD SQUADRON, ARE CURRENTLY BUILDING ROADS AND BRIDGES IN STEAMY MOUNTAINOUS JUNGLES IN SABAH. THEY HAVE BEEN SENT TO SABAH AS PART OF AUSTRALIA'S CONTRIBUTION TO MALAYSIA. THE ENGINEERS WILL ALSO CARRY OUT SIMILAR CIVIL ENGINEERING TASKS IN SARAWAK.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3J0S8XBY1Y6656WZNY9344TKD
    Media URN:
    VLVA3J0S8XBY1Y6656WZNY9344TKD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/06/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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