• Short Summary

    THE BRITISH TROOP -CARRIER "ALBION" HAS BEEN ENGAGED AGAINST THE REBELS IN SARAWAK, BRUNEI AND NORTH BORNEO AREAS.

  • Description

    THE BRITISH TROOP -CARRIER "ALBION" HAS BEEN ENGAGED AGAINST THE REBELS IN SARAWAK, BRUNEI AND NORTH BORNEO AREAS. SHE RACED TO BORNEO FROM MOMBASA, EAST AFRICA, WHEN THE BRUNEI REVOLT STARTED, WITH 42 MARINE COMMANDOS ON BOARD.

    IN WATERS OFF BORNEO SHE IS HELPING 'GREEN JACKET' COMMANDOS, MARINES, AND SARAWAK RANGERS TO OPERATE DEEP INTO THE REBELS' JUNGLE HIDEOUTS WITH HELICOPTERS. THE FIRST OPERATION IN WHICH THE ALBION TOOK PART AS THE LANDING OF A COMPANY OF GREEN JACKETS IN THE UPPER HEADWATERS OF THE SIBUTI RIVER IN SARAWAK.

    THE LOCAL SARAWAK RANGERS AND LOYAL TRIBES HAVE JOINED BRITISH TROOPS IN THEIR FIGHT AGAINST THE REBELS. MANY CIVILIANS HAVE ALSO JOINED THE MOPPING-UP OPERATIONS. ONE IS A COOPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT OFFICER, MR SUFFIAN WAHIE. HE ACTS AS LIAISON OFFICER WITH THE GREEN JACKETS.

    ANOTHER HELPING THE BRITISH TROOPS IS THE CURATOR OF SARAWAK MUSEUM, MR TOM HARRISON, WHO HAS BEEN IN SARAWAK FOR 18 YEARS AND KNOWS THE TRIBES WELL. HE ACTS AS A LIAISON OFFICER BETWEEN THE VOLUNTEERS FROM THE TRIBES AND THE REGULAR POLICE FORCE AND TROOPS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3QVOV3HZ9H9ZH0W9YC9ZK6XW0
    Media URN:
    VLVA3QVOV3HZ9H9ZH0W9YC9ZK6XW0
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/12/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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