• Short Summary

    WITH THE UNITED STATES MARINES PITCHING CAMP IN NONG HON IN NORTHEAST THAILAND, BARELY 35 MILES SOUTH OF LAOTIAN CAPITAL VIENTIANE, A BRITISH SQUADRON OF JET FIGHTERS ARE STANDING BY IN SINGAPORE'S TENGAH MILITARY AIRPORT, MADE READY TO FLY TO THAILAND WITHIN 24 HOURS NOTICE, IF THEY ARE NEEDED BY THE THAI GOVERNMENT.

  • Description

    WITH THE UNITED STATES MARINES PITCHING CAMP IN NONG HON IN NORTHEAST THAILAND, BARELY 35 MILES SOUTH OF LAOTIAN CAPITAL VIENTIANE, A BRITISH SQUADRON OF JET FIGHTERS ARE STANDING BY IN SINGAPORE'S TENGAH MILITARY AIRPORT, MADE READY TO FLY TO THAILAND WITHIN 24 HOURS NOTICE, IF THEY ARE NEEDED BY THE THAI GOVERNMENT.

    THE 12 HAWKER HUNTER MARK 9 JETS OF NO. 20 SQUADRON, ROYAL AIR FORCE, ARE DAY FIGHTERS ABLE TO PROVIDE GROUND SUPPORT. WING COMMANDER I.M PEDDER, WILL COMMAND THE SQUADRON OPERATIONS IN THAILAND.

    AT NEARBY CHANGI AND SELETAR AIRFIELDS TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT ARE ALSO IN READINESS TO SUPPORT THE FIGHTER WITH CREW AD SUPPLIES. THE TRANSPORTS ARE TO TAKE OFF FIRST IN THE EVENT OF A MOVE TO RECEIVE THE FIGHTERS IN THAILAND.

    SO FAR BRITAIN HAS NOT BEEN CALLED UP TO PROVED EVEN A TOKEN FORCE. NO DECISION IS LIKELY TO BE MADE UNTIL THE AMERICANS HAVE COMPLETED THEIR BUILD UP IN STRENGTH.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA40FAWJ6Q29RNPJIF8WH1AQ3FO
    Media URN:
    VLVA40FAWJ6Q29RNPJIF8WH1AQ3FO
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/05/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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