• Short Summary

    Relations between Malta and Britain appear to be thawing following the recent troubles over NATO rental payments.

  • Description

    Relations between Malta and Britain appear to be thawing following the recent troubles over NATO rental payments. Nine hundred troops of the 41 Commando Group Royal Marines arrived in Valletta yesterday aboard the commando carrier HMS Bulwark. The regiment was originally due in July, but was stopped by Prime Minister Dom Mintoff. The commandos will replace the 600 men of the Devon and Dorset Regiment, some of whom flew out yesterday.

    SYNOPSIS: Relations between Britain and Malta appear to be thawing following the recent differences of opinion on rental payments for NATO establishments on the island. Members of the Devon and Dorset regiment flew out of Malta yesterday for England.

    The departing troops are to be replaced by 900 men of the 41 Commando Group Royal Marines who arrived in Valletta Harbour aboard the commando carrier HMS Bulwark.

    The troops were to have arrived in July, but were stopped by Prime Minister Dom Mintoff. His decision to allow the commandos in is seen as another step in the normalisation of relations between Britain and Malta.

    The Bulwark will stay in Malta until November 3. During her stay she will undergo a self maintenance period. The withdrawal of the Devon and Dorset Regiment will be completed within a few days.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5IQWQUBEKFVICLA24RGF18E4Q
    Media URN:
    VLVA5IQWQUBEKFVICLA24RGF18E4Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/10/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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