President Mobutu Sese Seko reviewed troops of the new Presidential horse guards on Monday (15 May) at Camp Tshatshi near Kinshasa.
GV Mobutu arrives out of car & is greeted
SV Band playing
SV Mobutu takes salute
CU Officer wearing new uniform
SV Mounted band playing salute
SV Mobutu reviews horse guard (2 shots)
CU Officer salutes
SV PAN Mobutu walks to stand
LV Guard past stand
SV Mobutu & other officers
SV Guard past stand (2 shots)
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Background: President Mobutu Sese Seko reviewed troops of the new Presidential horse guards on Monday (15 May) at Camp Tshatshi near Kinshasa. The new unit's commander, Captain Bolombolo, greeted the President when he arrived at the camp. The presentation ceremony marked one of the guards's first official duties.
The new unit, which is primarily for ceremonial purposes, was organised with the assistance of the Belgian police.
Captain Bolombolo affirmed that the horse guards would do everything possible to fulfil their duties and to serve the President in whatever way required.
The President and other officers reviewed the troops and the band which accompanied them at the ceremony. then the mounted brigade rods post a reviewing stand as President Mobutu watched.
SYNOPSIS: President Sese Seko arrived at Camp Tshatshi on Monday to review one of the Zaire Republic's newest military units. He'd come to the camp near Kinshasa to see the new Presidential horse guards. And the presentation ceremony marked one of the unit's first official duties.
An officer in full uniform greeted the President.
A band played in honour of President Mobutu.
The new unit, which is primarily for ceremonial purposes, was organised with the assistance of the Belgian police. The guards' commander, Captain Bolombolo, affirmed to President Mobutu that his troops would do everything possible to fulfil their duties and to serve the Zaire Republic's leader in whatever way might be required. after he'd reviewed the troops and the and, President Mobutu walked to a stand to watch the men ride past.
A number of officers watched with the President.
The troops, wearing their full ceremonial uniforms, rode past President Mobutu and the officers to bring the guards' presentation ceremony to a close.