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    TANGANYIKA -- AND MILITARY PRECAUTIONS BY BRITAIN. SIX-HUNDRED MEN OF THE 2ND BATTALION SCOTS GUARDS?

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    ADEN


    1.
    LV SOLDIERS PASSING BAGGAGE FROM ONE TO ANOTHER.
    0.07

    2.
    MV TROOPS WAIT TO BOARD AIRCRAFT.
    0.10

    3.
    MV OFFICER PAST CAMERA.
    0.11

    4.
    MV TROOPS UP GANGWAY INTO AIRCRAFT.
    0.15


    NAIROBI


    5.
    LV AIRCRAFT TAXIES.
    0.21

    6.
    LV TROOPS DISEMBARK.
    0.29

    7.
    MV DITTO.
    0.37

    8.
    MV TROOPS SORT OUT BAGGAGE.
    0.42

    9.
    SCU DITTO.
    0.46

    10.
    LV AIRPORT BUILDING
    0.49

    11.
    LV TROOPS MARCH OFF AIRSTRIP. (2 SHOTS)
    1.03



    Initials JT/S/BHH/GH


    EDITORS: SEE ALSO PROD. NO. 0663/64 (21 JAN 64) - LIBRARY FILM OF THE CARRIER CENTAUR, WHICH HAS SAILED FROM ADEN TO EAST AFRICA.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: TANGANYIKA -- AND MILITARY PRECAUTIONS BY BRITAIN. SIX-HUNDRED MEN OF THE 2ND BATTALION SCOTS GUARDS WERE FLOWN BACK TO KENYA FROM ADEN YESTERDAY (TUESDAY), READY TO PROTECT BRITONS IN TROUBLED TANGANYIKA.

    THEY HAD BEEN ON TEMPORARY DUTY IN THE SOUTH ARABIAN FEDERATION, AND WERE IN THE MIDDLE OF DESERT EXERCISES WHEN THE RECALL ORDER CAME THROUGH.

    THEY WERE AIRLIFTED IN RELAYS FROM THE ROYAL AIR FORCE BASE AT KHORMAKSER, NEAR ADEN, TO NAIROBI, WHERE THEY ARE BASED TOGETHER WITH OTHER TROOPS WHO MAKE UP BRITAIN'S MIDDLE EAST STRATEGIC RESERVE.

    IT WAS ONE OF THE FASTEST MOVES IN THE BATTALION'S HISTORY. A FEW HOURS LATER THEY WERE IN THE KENYAN CAPITAL TO JOIN 1,400 OTHER BRITISH TROOPS, ALERTED TO PROTECT, IF NECESSARY, THE 20,000 BRITISH NATIONALS LIVING IN NEIGHBOURING TANGANYIKA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3JJXTLXD8P0JHT2DXOBXRIYIF
    Media URN:
    VLVA3JJXTLXD8P0JHT2DXOBXRIYIF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/01/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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