• Short Summary

    RHODESIA, HAS DECLARED ITSELF A REPUBLIC, HAS PAINTED NEW INSIGNIA ON ITS AIR FORCE AIRCRAFT.?

  • Description

    RHODESIA, HAS DECLARED ITSELF A REPUBLIC, HAS PAINTED NEW INSIGNIA ON ITS AIR FORCE AIRCRAFT. THE TRADITIONAL RED, WHITE AND BLUE ROUNDELS HAVE BEEN REPLACED BY A ROUNDEL SHOWING A GOLDEN LION, ON A WHITE DISC, HOLDING AN ELEPHANT'S TUSK AND ENCLOSED BY A GREEN CIRCLE.

    THE LION AND ELEPHANT'S TUSK HAVE BEEN USED BY RHODESIA'S ARMED FORCES SINCE THEY APPEARED IN THE CENTRE OF THE UNION JACK HOISTED IN SALISBURY BY THE BRITISH SOUTH AREA COMPANY IN THE 1890'S.

    SINCE RHODESIA DECLARED UNILATERAL INDEPENDENCE SHE HAS FLOWN A GREEN AND WHITE FLAG.

    BUT ALTHOUGH NEW COLOURS ARE BEING PAINTED ON RHODESIA'S FIGHTER AIRCRAFT, THE TITLE ROYAL RHODESIAN AIR FORCE REMAINS. QUESTIONED ABOUT USE OF THE WORK 'ROYAL', A SPOKESMAN FOR THE MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SAID...."WE KNOW OF NO CHANGE."
    SYNOPSIS: RHODESIA HAS DECLARED ITSELF A REPUBLIC AND NOW THE RHODESIAN AIR FORCE HAS HAD A NEW INSIGNIA PAINTED ON ITS FIGHTER AIRCRAFT. THIS SHOWS A GOLDEN LION HOLDING AN ELEPHANT'S TUSK.

    THE NEW INSIGNIA REPLACES THE TRADITIONAL RED, WHITE AND BLUE ROUNDELS WHICH WERE THE SAME AS USED BY BRITAIN'S ROYAL AIR FORCE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3ZKQQXBXPCYF161QJV2X4PQBO
    Media URN:
    VLVA3ZKQQXBXPCYF161QJV2X4PQBO
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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