• Short Summary

    A WELCOME CEREMONY FOR THE 2,200 THAI COMBAT TROOPS WHO ARRIVED IN SOUTH VIETNAM THIS WEEK WAS HELD NEAR SAIGON ON FRIDAY (22 SEPTEMBER) THE MEN, FROM THE VOLUNTEER QUEEN'S COBRA REGIMENT, REPRESENT THE MAIN CONTINGENT OF A THAI FORCE THAT WILL EVENTUALLY REACH 3,000 MEN.

  • Description

    A WELCOME CEREMONY FOR THE 2,200 THAI COMBAT TROOPS WHO ARRIVED IN SOUTH VIETNAM THIS WEEK WAS HELD NEAR SAIGON ON FRIDAY (22 SEPTEMBER) THE MEN, FROM THE VOLUNTEER QUEEN'S COBRA REGIMENT, REPRESENT THE MAIN CONTINGENT OF A THAI FORCE THAT WILL EVENTUALLY REACH 3,000 MEN.

    DURING THE CEREMONY AT THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE UNITED STATES 9TH INFANTRY DIVISION COLONEL SANAE YUTHASARNPRASIT, THE REGIMENT'S COMMANDER, PRESENTED HIS UNIT'S COLOURS TO MAJOR GENERAL YOSE DEVAHASDIN, COMMANDER OF THAI FORCES, AND GENERAL GREIGHTON ABRAMS, DEPUTY COMMANDER OF U.S. FORCES IN VIETNAM.

    WITH THE ARRIVAL OF THE REGIMENT THAILAND BECOMES THE FOURTH COUNTRY, BESIDES THE UNITED STATES, WITH COMBAT TROOPS STATIONED IN VIETNAM. THE OTHERS ARE SOUTH KOREA, AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND.

    THE QUEEN'S COBRA REGIMENT, FORMED IN FEBRUARY, BY CIVILIANS AND REGULAR-SOLDIER VOLUNTEERS, WILL EVENTUALLY BRING THAILAND'S ARMY, NAVY AND AIR FORCED PERSONNEL IN SOUTH VIETNAM TO 3,000.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA58810LVPCRCSTPYEB2UWYRMV8
    Media URN:
    VLVA58810LVPCRCSTPYEB2UWYRMV8
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/09/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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