• Short Summary

    LATEST DEVELOPMENT IN MILITARY VEHICLES RESEARCH WERE SEEN BY THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH WHEN HE VISITED THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT'S FIGHTING VEHICLES RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ESTABLISHMENT AT CHERTSEY, NEAR LONDON, YESTERDAY (FRIDAY).

  • Description

    LATEST DEVELOPMENT IN MILITARY VEHICLES RESEARCH WERE SEEN BY THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH WHEN HE VISITED THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT'S FIGHTING VEHICLES RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ESTABLISHMENT AT CHERTSEY, NEAR LONDON, YESTERDAY (FRIDAY). PRINCE PHILIP SPENT MORE THAN TWO HOURS AT THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE ESTABLISHMENT WHICH IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DESIGN AND PRODUCTION OF BRITAIN'S MILITARY VEHICLES.

    PRINCE PHILIP ARRIVED AT THE RESEARCH CENTRE BY HELICOPTER AND WAS MET BY GENERAL SIR CHARLES RICHARDSON, MASTER GENERAL OF THE ORDNANCE, AND MR. D. CARDWELL, DIRECTOR OF THE ESTABLISHMENT.

    AFTER MEETING SEVERAL APPRENTICES, THE PRINCE TOURED THE WORKSHOP AREA, WHERE HE SAW DEVELOPMENT WORK BEING CARRIED OUT ON TANKS.

    AT THE TEST COURSE, THE PRINCE WATCHED AS A NUMBER OF MILITARY VEHICLES WENT THROUGH TESTS ON DIFFERENT ROAD SURFACES. THOSE INCLUDED ARMOURED VEHICLES, TANKS AND TROOP CARRIERS.

    LATER, PRINCE PHILIP ACCEPTED AN INVITATION TO DRIVE ONE OF THE TRACKED LIGHT ARMOURED VEHICLES.

    THE ESTABLISHMENT, WHICH WAS FORMED IN 1953, CARRIES OUT RESEARCH, DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF VEHICLES FOR ALL THE BRITISH ARMED SERVICES. ITS TESTING FACILITIES ENABLE IT TO CARRY OUT COMPREHENSIVE PROVING TRIALS ON A SPECIALLY-DESIGNED TEST TRACK THAT COVERS ALL TYPES OF TERRAIN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4LITVAY22IYKT04I5MM1CVLN1
    Media URN:
    VLVA4LITVAY22IYKT04I5MM1CVLN1
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/07/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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