• Short Summary

    TROOPS OF THE 1ST BATTALION GURKHA RIFLES (QUEEN ELIZABETH'S OWN) WHO FORM PART OF BRITAIN'S STRATEGIC RESERVE, ARE AT PRESENT UNDERGOING INTENSIVE INFANTRY TRAINING IN THE UPPER REGION OF AULAQI STATE WHICH FORMS PART OF THE FEDERATION OF SOUTH ARABIA.

  • Description

    TROOPS OF THE 1ST BATTALION GURKHA RIFLES (QUEEN ELIZABETH'S OWN) WHO FORM PART OF BRITAIN'S STRATEGIC RESERVE, ARE AT PRESENT UNDERGOING INTENSIVE INFANTRY TRAINING IN THE UPPER REGION OF AULAQI STATE WHICH FORMS PART OF THE FEDERATION OF SOUTH ARABIA.

    WITH OTHER BRITISH TROOPS, THE 600 GURKHAS ARE ON A FOUR-WEEK PERIOD OF MANOEUVRES TO ACCLIMATISE THEM TO THE DESERT AND DRY MOUNTAINOUS AREAS. THEY HAVE AGAIN PROVED TO BE MOST ADAPTABLE - IN THE PAST GURKHAS HAVE SHOWN THEMSELVES TO BE FIRST-RATE SOLDIERS IN THE STARK OPEN MOUNTAINSIDES OF INDIA'S NORTH-WEST FRONTIERS, IN STEAMY MALAYAN JUNGLES, AND THE WIDE DESERTS OF NORTH AFRICA.

    WHEN THE EXERCISES ARE OVER - THE GURKHAS HAVE BEEN USING LIVE AMMUNITION TO GIVE AUTHENTICITY - THE BATTALION WILL RETURN TO ITS BASE IN TIDWORTH, IN SOUTHERN ENGLAND.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5VSNXIBHICCQQ21Y9LSKMOPXA
    Media URN:
    VLVA5VSNXIBHICCQQ21Y9LSKMOPXA
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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