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    British commandos yesterday(Tuesday) demonstrated some of the techniques they'll use during the five-nation exercise Bersatu Padu for assault landings by helicopter on beaches along the East Malaysian coast.

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    British commandos yesterday(Tuesday) demonstrated some of the techniques they'll use during the five-nation exercise Bersatu Padu for assault landings by helicopter on beaches along the East Malaysian coast.

    The beach assault will be the highlight of the first day of the exercise proper in June. The demonstration took place on the British commando carrier Bulwark now off the Malaysian coast on her way from the Singapore naval base to Hong Kong and Japan where she will visit Expo 70. Bulwark will return in time for the main exercise.

    Watching yesterday's exercises were a party of newsmen who flew in Wessex helicopters from the Jungle Warfare School in Johore to carrier 15 miles off-shore.

    First they saw a 45-minute aerial display by Wessex helicopters of 848 squadron based on Bulwark and 847 squadron from the fleet amphibious base in Singapore. The helicopters practised rocket attacks and the firing of SS 11 wire-guided missiles.

    Then the commandos formed on deck and at the given signal, boarded the helicopters in waves of nine at a time for a practice beach assault. In all, Bulwark has 18 Wessex helicopters on board. After the men had been ferried away, the helicopters picked up trucks, field guns and other equipment.

    Meanwhile, all was reported to be going smoothly and swiftly with the big airlift operation from Britain to the Changi base in Singapore. Another nine Hercules, Belfasts, VC-10's and Britannias yesterday brought the total number of aircraft involved in the past three days to 30.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6C7MAJ8COEXU8KLPUKSC80N31
    Media URN:
    VLVA6C7MAJ8COEXU8KLPUKSC80N31
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/04/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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