• Short Summary

    IN A CEREMONY AT KOKOLO CAMP RECENTLY PRESIDENT MOBUTU OF CONGO-KINSHASA DECORATED TWO FOREIGN OFFICERS AND TWO CIVILIANS FOR SERVICES RENDERED TO THE COUNTRY.

  • Description

    IN A CEREMONY AT KOKOLO CAMP RECENTLY PRESIDENT MOBUTU OF CONGO-KINSHASA DECORATED TWO FOREIGN OFFICERS AND TWO CIVILIANS FOR SERVICES RENDERED TO THE COUNTRY.

    COLONEL FALLU, THE DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF OF THE CONGOLESE NATIONAL ARMY, OPENED THE CEREMONIES BY RELATING THE CAREER OF GENERAL GILLIAERT, THE FORMER CHIEF BUT ONE OF THE NATIONAL GENDARMERIE. HE PRAISED THE GENERAL FOR HAVING INITIATED THE JUNIOR OFFICER PROGRAMME OF THE ORGANISATION.

    PRESIDENT MOBUTU THEN DECORATED, FIRST, BELGIAN SENATOR HOUGARDY FOR SERVICES HE HAD RENDERED TO CONGO-KINSHASA BEFORE AND SINCE HER INDEPENDENCE. SENATOR HOUGARDY WAS MADE COMMANDER OF THE NATIONAL ORDER OF THE LEOPARD.

    PRESIDENT MOBUTU THEN BESTOWED UPON GENERAL GILLIAERT A SIMILAR DECORATION. COLONEL FALLU SAID THAT THE PERSONNEL OF THE GENERAL'S PROGRAMME MADE UP THE SENIOR OFFICER CORPS OF THE CONGOLESE NATIONAL ARMY OF TODAY. HE ADDED THAT THE NATION EXPRESSED ITS GRATITUDE TO GENERAL GILLIAERT.

    A SIMILAR DECORATION WAS GIVEN TO GENERAL FANAL, OF THE ITALIAN AIR FORCE, FOR THE WORK OF ITALIAN INSTRUCTORS IN TRAINING PERSONNEL OF THE CONGOLESE AIR FORCE.

    THE THREE NEW COMMANDERS OF THE NATIONAL ORDER OF THE LEOPARD RECEIVED THE SALUTE OF THE MANY MILITARY AND CIVILIAN AUTHORITIES PRESENT.

    PRESIDENT MOBUTU THEN PRESENTED DR. VERWILGEN WITH THE ROSETTE OF AN OFFICER OF THE ORDER OF THE LEOPARD. DR. VERWILGEN IS THE DIRECTOR OF A HOSPITAL SCHOOL IN KWILU PROVINCE.

    THE PRESENTATION WERE FOLLOWED BY A MARCH-PAST OF DIFFERENT UNITS OF THE CONGOLESE NATIONAL ARMY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5P00CDRVB0NS79WX8QP5YVWM8
    Media URN:
    VLVA5P00CDRVB0NS79WX8QP5YVWM8
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/12/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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