• Short Summary

    IN A FRESH OUTBREAK OF FIGHTING AGAINST THE "RED WOLVES OF RADFAN", ONE BRITISH SOLDIER HAS BEEN KILLED, SEVEN WOUNDED AND A HELICOPTER SHOT DOWN DURING AN ASSAULT ON REBEL POSITION TODAY (TUESDAY).

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    FILM SHOWS WORK ON EXTENDING THE AIRSTRIP AT THUMEIR, TO CATER FOR BEVERLY TRANSPORTS AND HELICOPTERS. THE THUMEIR AIRSTRIP IS THE FORWARD BASE FOR THE SUPPLY OF BRITISH TROOPS OPERATING IN THE RADFAN AREA.




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    Background: IN A FRESH OUTBREAK OF FIGHTING AGAINST THE "RED WOLVES OF RADFAN", ONE BRITISH SOLDIER HAS BEEN KILLED, SEVEN WOUNDED AND A HELICOPTER SHOT DOWN DURING AN ASSAULT ON REBEL POSITION TODAY (TUESDAY).

    THE ATTACK WAS LAUNCHED IN THE WADI DHUBSAN AREA, ONE OF THE MOST INACCESSIBLE IN THE RADFAN REGION, TO DESTROY LARGE STOCKS OF ARMS AND AMMUNITION REPORTEDLY BUILT-UP BY THE REBELS.

    THE ASSAULT ON THE DISSIDENT POSITIONS WAS CARRIED OUT UNDER A PROTECTIVE UMBRELLA OF HUNTER JET FIGHTERS AND SUPPORT BY ARTILLERY. FOUR OF THOSE WOUNDED IN THE ACTION HAVE SINCE BEEN FLOWN TO ADEN.

    IN THE MEANTIME, A SQUADRON OF WESSEX HELICOPTERS FROM THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER H.M.S.CENTAUR, ARRIVED AT THUMEIR YESTERDAY (MONDAY) AND WERE IMMEDIATELY PRESSED INTO SERVICE TO CARRY MEN, SUPPLIES AND EQUIPMENT TO FORWARD POSITIONS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6DZ4KN1JQ5URU84SIO6U6JM4P
    Media URN:
    VLVA6DZ4KN1JQ5URU84SIO6U6JM4P
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/05/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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