• Short Summary

    TODAY NIGERIA'S FLYING DOCTOR -- DR.NEIL DUNCAN -- IS OPERATIONAL AGAIN.AT DENHAM AERODROME IN ENGLAND,?

  • Description

    TODAY NIGERIA'S FLYING DOCTOR -- DR.NEIL DUNCAN -- IS OPERATIONAL AGAIN.AT DENHAM AERODROME IN ENGLAND, HE WAS PRESENTED WITH A CHEQUE FOR GBP5,000 BY MISS BETTINA DIXON, WHO PLAYS A LEADING PART IN THE B.B.C.PROGRAMME -- 'THE FLYING DOCTOR' -- BASED ON THE SERVICE IN AUSTRALIA.

    THE MONEY WAS SUBSCRIBED BY OXFAM, WHO PROVIDED THE MONEY FOR DR.DUNCAN'S ORIGINAL PLANE, WHICH WAS WRECKED IN A STORM LAST JUNE.(HIS PLANE HAS BEEN BUILT WITH THE INSURANCE MONEY.) ALSO PRESENT FOR THE CEREMONY WERE THE BOYS AND GIRLS FROM BIRMINGHAM, WHO HAVE RECENTLY RETURNED FROM NIGERIA, WHERE THEY HAVE BEEN PREPARING AIRSTRIPS FOR DR.DUNCAN TO USE.

    AFTER THE CEREMONY, DR.DUNCAN LEFT ON A TOUR OF THE BRITISH ISLES, APPEALING FOR MORE FUNDS.HE WILL THEN START THE WEEK LONG FLIGHT ACROSS EUROPE AND NORTH AFRICA TO HIS 'PRACTICE' IN ONE OF THE REMOTEST PARTS OF THE WORLD.]
    (TODAY IS THE 21ST BIRTHDAY OF OXFAM -- THE OXFORD COMMITTEE FOR FAMINE RELIEF.THE ORGANISATION'S WORK HAS GROWN SO MUCH THAT THEY NOW HAVE 200 PAID EMPLOYEES AND NEARLY 30,000 VOLUNTARY COLLECTORS.LAST YEAR THEY GAVE GBP1 1/2 MILLION IN VARIOUS OVERSEAS GRANTS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5MAK2MJYH9KGPX4ZXF719UOQC
    Media URN:
    VLVA5MAK2MJYH9KGPX4ZXF719UOQC
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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