• Short Summary

    THE ADVANCE PARTY OF THE CANADIAN CONTINGENT FOR THE U.N. PEACE FORCE IN CYPRUS FLEW?

  • Description

    THE ADVANCE PARTY OF THE CANADIAN CONTINGENT FOR THE U.N. PEACE FORCE IN CYPRUS FLEW IN TO NICOSIA YESTERDAY EVENING (SATURDAY).

    IN THE NEXT TWO WEEKS, SOME 1000 CANADIAN TROOPS AND AIRMAN WILL BE AIRLIFTED TO THE ISLAND. THEY WILL JOIN THE 7,000 BRITISH TROOPS THERE.

    IT IS EXPECTED THAT HALF THE BRITISH FORCE WILL GO INTO THE U.N. FORCE. THE REMAINDER WILL BE PROGRESSIVELY WITHDRAWN AS THE U.N. FORCE INCREASES.

    FINLAND HAS PROMISED 500 VOLUNTEERS AND SWEDEN AND IRELAND HAVE ALSO AGREED TO PROVIDE SIMILAR NUMBERS TO HELP MAN THE U.N. FORCE.

    SUPPLIES FOR THE CANADIAN TROOPS - HEAVY EQUIPMENT - MORTARS, ANTI-TANK WEAPONS, AMMUNITION, ARMOURED CARS AND TRUCKS - WILL BE SHIPPED TO CYPRUS ABOARD THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER BONAVENTURE. THE SHIP DOCKED AT HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA, ON FRIDAY NIGHT AFTER RECALL FROM MANOEUVRE IN THE EASTERN ATLANTIC.

    (IN PARLIAMENT PRIME MINISTER LESTER PEARSON SAID CANADA WILL PAY ALL THE EXPENSE FOR THE CANADIAN CONTINGENT WHICH ARE EXPECTED TO RUN TO ABOUT GBP1,000,000.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5HIKASB2SJ6ET15663P8KS6VD
    Media URN:
    VLVA5HIKASB2SJ6ET15663P8KS6VD
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/03/1964
    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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