• Short Summary

    Some 120 British paratroopers made a novel, St. Valentine's Day return from a four-month tour?

  • Description

    1.
    GV Aircraft dropping paratroopers (2 shots)
    0.34

    2.
    SV Wives and children looking up
    0.38

    3.
    GV Parachutist landing
    0.50

    4.
    SVs Wives running to greet husbands (3 shots)
    1.10



    Initials ET/135 ET/207



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Some 120 British paratroopers made a novel, St. Valentine's Day return from a four-month tour of peacekeeping duty in Northern Ireland on Friday (14 February) when they literally dropped from the sky into the waiting arms of their families.

    Members of 9 Independent Parachute Squadron, Royal engineers, the soldiers were returning to their home base at nearby Aldershot when they made the drop -- officially classified as a training exercise -- on to Hankley Common, south of Farnham in County Survey. They were led in the exercise by their commanding officer, Major Mike Payne, and made the drop at ??? feet from two Royal Air Force Hercules aircraft based at Lyneham in Wiltshire.

    Their waiting wives, children and girl friends watched the drop and rushed out on to the common to welcome them home with warm Valentine kisses and embraces.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6SF6Q7Z7TG813DJJODJJIQTTS
    Media URN:
    VLVA6SF6Q7Z7TG813DJJODJJIQTTS
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/02/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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