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    RHODESIAN CADET JAMES STRONG, AGED 21, WAS PRESENTED WITH THE SWORD OF HONOUR AT THE SOVEREIGN'S PARADE AT THE ROYAL MILITARY ACADEMY, SANDHURST NEAR LONDON, TODAY (THURSDAY).

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    RHODESIAN CADET JAMES STRONG, AGED 21, WAS PRESENTED WITH THE SWORD OF HONOUR AT THE SOVEREIGN'S PARADE AT THE ROYAL MILITARY ACADEMY, SANDHURST NEAR LONDON, TODAY (THURSDAY). THE SWORD OF HONOUR IS GIVEN TO THE ACADEMY'S MOST OUTSTANDING CADET. OFFICER CADET STRONG, FROM UMTALI, RHODESIA, WILL BE COMMISSIONED IN THE ROYAL ARTILLERY.

    TODAY, HE AND 981 OTHER CADETS PARADE AT SANDHURST FOR THE LAST TIME BEFORE LEAVING TO TAKE UP THEIR COMMISSIONS.

    THE CADETS WERE INSPECTED TODAY BY GENERAL SIR CHARLES JONES, M.C. COMMANDANT, ROYAL ENGINEERS - REPRESENTING THE QUEEN - WHO LATER TOOK THE SALUTE WHEN THE CADETS MARCHED PAST.

    GENERAL JONES PRESENTED THE SWORD OF HONOUR TO CADET STRONG, WHO HAS TOLD REPORTERS THAT AS AN OFFICER OF THE QUEEN, HE CANNOT COMMENT ON THE RHODESIA SITUATION.

    THE PARADE ENDED WITH THE TRADITIONAL SCENE OF THE ADJUTANT OF THE ACADEMY RIDING HIS WHITE HORSE UP THE STEPS OF THE MAIN BUILDING.

    SYNOPSIS: OVER NINE HUNDRED CADETS FROM MANY DIFFERENT COUNTRIES TOOK PART IN THE PASSING-OUT PARADE AT THE ROYAL MILITARY ACADEMY, SANDHURST, NEAR LONDON, TODAY (THURSDAY).

    AMONG THEM WERE CADET CHARUSRENI, FROM THAILAND...

    CADET TAHIRIM, FROM MALAYSIA...

    CADET AL-SAMARRAIE, FROM IRAQ...

    CADET NSEMIWE, FROM ZAMBIA...

    CADET GHARTEY, FROM GHANA...

    CADET EYASU, FROM ETHIOPIA...

    CADET FAISAL, FROM SAUDI ARABIA...

    AND CADET ABDULAH, FROM JORDAN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA66EMJ776RJBWEPP3QOG7G8T5F
    Media URN:
    VLVA66EMJ776RJBWEPP3QOG7G8T5F
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/12/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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