• Short Summary

    ROYAL MARINE COMMANDOS - BRITAIN'S "GO-ANYWHERE" CRACK FIGHTING TROOPS, ARE PULLING OUT FROM BRUNEI, THE BRITISH PROTECTORATE IN NORTHERN BORNEO, SOME FOUR WEEKS AFTER THE REVOLT STAGED BY OPPONENTS OF THE PLAN FOR THE PROTECTORATE TO JOIN THE PROPOSED MALAYSIA FEDERATION.

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    ROYAL MARINE COMMANDOS - BRITAIN'S "GO-ANYWHERE" CRACK FIGHTING TROOPS, ARE PULLING OUT FROM BRUNEI, THE BRITISH PROTECTORATE IN NORTHERN BORNEO, SOME FOUR WEEKS AFTER THE REVOLT STAGED BY OPPONENTS OF THE PLAN FOR THE PROTECTORATE TO JOIN THE PROPOSED MALAYSIA FEDERATION.THE MARINES, ARE THE FIRST BRITISH TROOPS TO LEAVE FOLLOWING THE STATEMENT BY THE COMMANDER OF THE FAR EAST FLEET THAT THE CIVIL POWER IN BRUNEI NO LONGER REQUIRED MILITARY SUPPORT.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE TRANSPORT PLANES WERE AT THE AIRPORT AT KUCHING, CAPITAL OF SARAWAK, ONE OF THE TERRITORIES BORDERING BRUNEI, ON FRIDAY TO FLY THE MARINES BACK TO THEIR BASE AT ADEN.

    BUT WHILE IT WAS THE TURN OF THE MARINES TO LEAVE, OTHER BRITISH FORCES AND LOCAL SECURITY UNITS WERE REPORTED TO BE CLOSING IN ON THE MAN GENERALLY REGARDED AS THE MILITARY LEADER OF THE BRUNEI REBELS - JASSIN AFFANDY.SECURITY SOURCES SAID JASSIN WAS BELIEVED TO BE IN A JUNGLE HIDING PLACE IN THE RUGGED TEMBURONG AREA OF BRUNEI.HE IS THE SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE OUTLAWED BRUNEI PARTY, RA'AYAT.SMALL GROUPS OF REBELS WERE STILL ON THE MOVE IN THE BRUNEI COUNTRYSIDE.THE SECURITY FORCES HOPED THAT IF JAFFIN WAS CAPTURED, REBEL ACTIVITY WOULD DROP.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5SEB4ZYEWG5J6K9U01INN04TA
    Media URN:
    VLVA5SEB4ZYEWG5J6K9U01INN04TA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/01/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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