• Short Summary

    ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY PARATROOPERS MADE THEIR FIRST JUMP OVER NOJILI IN CONGO-KINSHASA RECENTLY. AMONG?

  • Description

    ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY PARATROOPERS MADE THEIR FIRST JUMP OVER NOJILI IN CONGO-KINSHASA RECENTLY. AMONG THEM WERE 19 FROM BURUNDI, BURUNDI'S AMBASSADOR TO CONGO-KINSHASA AM. GIZUKURUME WAS PRESENT TO WATCH THE CONTINGENT TAKE TO THE AIR.

    THE OCCASION WAS LENT ADDED IMPORTANCE NOT ONLY BY THE PRESENCE OF M. GIZUKURUME BUT ALSO BY THAT OF THE SENIOR OFFICERS FROM THE CONGOLESE PARACHUTISTS INSTRUCTION CENTRE.

    AFTER A SHORT PARADE AND A FINAL CHECK OF EQUIPMENT THE PARATROOPERS BOARDED THEIR AIRCRAFT UNDER THE DIRECTOR OF COLONEL KABINDA, THE OFFICER IN CHARGE OF THE OPERATION, MAJOR TSIKEZA, COMMANDANT OF THE INSTRUCTION CENTRE, AND CAPTAIN KRONABONAZO OF BURUNDI.

    THE BURUNDI CONTINGENT CONSISTS OF FIVE OFFICERS AND 14 NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS WHO WILL EVENTUALLY FORM THE NUCLEUS OF THEIR COUNTRY'S PARATROOP UNIT.

    THE MEN HAD PUT IN ONLY A TOTAL OF OUR WEEKS TRAINING BUT AFTER THE INITIAL FEW MOMENTS OF ANXIETY PRECEDING THEIR FIRST REAL JUMP ALL WENT WITH COPY-BOOK PRECISION.

    IN FRONT OF THEM NOW A MONTH'S MORE TRAINING, SEVER MORE JUMPS, AND THEN THEIR PARATROOPERS WINGS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5GGIMC0D6AVETVYW52DB0E9HN
    Media URN:
    VLVA5GGIMC0D6AVETVYW52DB0E9HN
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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