• Short Summary

    A BRITISH NAVAL FORCE ARRIVED IN GIBRALTAR HARBOUR LAST WEEKEND AS PART OF EXERCISES IN THE WESTERN MEDITERRANEAN.

  • Description

    A BRITISH NAVAL FORCE ARRIVED IN GIBRALTAR HARBOUR LAST WEEKEND AS PART OF EXERCISES IN THE WESTERN MEDITERRANEAN.

    THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT HAS TOLD THE SPANISH GOVERNMENT THAT THE AIM IS TO TRAIN BRITISH NAVAL FORCES AS A CONTRIBUTION TO WESTERN SECURITY IN THE MEDITERRANEAN AREA.

    THE FORCE IN GIBRALTAR HARBOUR CONSISTS OF SUBMARINES AND SURFACE SHIPS INCLUDING THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER HERMES. THE SHIPS ARE IN GIBRALTAR FOR REFUELLING AND TAKING ON SUPPLIES.

    AFTER THE BRITISH SHIPS ARRIVED AT GIBRALTAR, FOUR SPANISH WARSHIPS ANCHORED IN GIBRALTAR BAY, APPARENTLY AS A SIGN THAT SPAIN DOES NOT INTEND TO GIVE UP ITS CLAIM TO THE BRITISH COLONY. AS PART OF THEIR CAMPAIGN THE SPANISH GOVERNMENT LAST YEAR CUT-OFF LAND COMMUNICATIONS WITH GIBRALTAR. THE BRITISH NAVAL EXERCISES ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE UNTIL MARCH.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6NY57LUBRJPOBSRDKV0TOYQAC
    Media URN:
    VLVA6NY57LUBRJPOBSRDKV0TOYQAC
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/02/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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