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    About 3,000 British troops of the Parachute late last night when 29 Fabulist Exercise. It?

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    FILM NO 1.


    1.
    (Scenes taken from the aircraft.) At 05,00 of the morning the Beverly transporters fly from Nicosia Airfield carrying the 2 Para Battalion.


    2.
    The Captain photographed when ready to give orders for the drop.


    3.
    The paratroopers on the actual scene of drooping down Scenes taken at R.A.F. Royal Air Force Nicosia


    4.
    Paratroopers inspect planes loaded with vehicles.


    5.
    The aircrafts Hastings at the R.A.F. ready to take part in the second part of the exercise.


    6.
    Paratroopers prepare themselves just before emplaning.



    FILM NO 2.


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    Thousands of people from all parts of the Island arrived to watch the Exercise. (Cypriots Too).


    2.
    High Officials specially flown from London, and the same high officials of the Greek and the Turkish Armies and Ministers.


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    The Aircrafts arrive. Dropping has been postponed due to bad weather conditions. Due to strong wind which prevailed during day time, the paratroopers were drooped at night. Following scenes show part of the Exercise Fabulist which took part this morning at Prastio (Morphou) area.




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    Background: About 3,000 British troops of the Parachute late last night when 29 Fabulist Exercise. It all started late last night when 29 Paratroopers were dropped at Prastio near Morphou.

    These 29 men, specialised members of the Brigade's Pathfinder platoon, were dropped from a Hastings aircraft and descended through a lightning streaked sky.

    630 paratroopers dropped early in the morning from nine Beverly transporters and 15 Hastings. These men of the 2nd Para Regt. played the part of the enemy and assumed to be seizing the asbestos mines of Amiandos.

    About 5,30 of the afternoon 1,000 paratroopers part of the strategic reserve was dropped at Prastio and went into action against the "aggressors".

    Due to strong wind which prevail during day time,the paratroopers were drooped at night.

    Following scenes part of the Exercise Fabulist which took part this morning at Prastio (Morphou) area.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4QPAKGIWX3A59FPSDSZQQWXZ7
    Media URN:
    VLVA4QPAKGIWX3A59FPSDSZQQWXZ7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/04/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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