• Short Summary

    AT MONS OFFICER CADET SCHOOL IN ALDERSHOT TODAY (FRIDAY), 59 CADETS RECEIVED THEIR ARMY COMMISSIONS AT A COMMISSIONING PARADE.

  • Description

    AT MONS OFFICER CADET SCHOOL IN ALDERSHOT TODAY (FRIDAY), 59 CADETS RECEIVED THEIR ARMY COMMISSIONS AT A COMMISSIONING PARADE.

    NINETEEN OF THE GRADUATING CADETS WERE FROM OVERSEAS, INCLUDING FOUR FROM ZAMBIA, THREE FROM NIGERIA AND TWO FROM UGANDA.

    THE TOP AWARD WENT TO SENIOR UNDER OFFICER TOM SIMPSON OF THE BRITISH ARMY, - A CADET FROM SOUTHERN RHODESIA. AGED 21, UNDER OFFICER SIMPSON WILL JOIN THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT. HE RECEIVED THE SILVER MOUNTED OFFICER'S CANE.

    THE CADETS HELD THEIR FINAL PARADE AT MONS BEFORE SIR RICHARD GALE, WARTIME COMMANDER OF THE SIXTH AIRBORNE DIVISION IN NORMANDY.

    THE BEST OVERSEAS CADET WAS UNDER OFFICER A.R. BAYEKE OF TANZANIA, WHO ALSO RECEIVED A SILVER CANE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA48KJCOK19X04Z6CC7C6SS1VU7
    Media URN:
    VLVA48KJCOK19X04Z6CC7C6SS1VU7
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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