• Short Summary

    BRITISH TROOPS OF THE ARGYLE AND SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS BATTALION LEFT SINGAPORE YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) FOR BORNEO.?

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    BRITISH TROOPS OF THE ARGYLE AND SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS BATTALION LEFT SINGAPORE YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) FOR BORNEO. THIS BATTALION RETURNED FROM A PERIOD OF SERVICE IN BORNEO FOUR MONTHS AGO.

    THE REGIMENT HAS ALSO PREVIOUSLY SERVED IN SARAWAK - BUT IT IS BASED IN SINGAPORE. IT IS NOT KNOWN WHETHER THE BATTALION WILL RELIEVE ANOTHER IN BORNEO OR WILL REINFORCE TROOPS ALREADY THERE.

    NEXT WEEK AN AIRLIFT FROM BRITAIN BEGINS WHICH WILL TAKE ANOTHER THOUSAND TROOPS TO THE FAR EAST TO ACT AS REINFORCEMENTS. NEW ZEALAND WILL ALLOW HER TROOPS - AT PRESENT STATIONED WITH THE COMMONWEALTH STRATEGIC RESERVE IN MALAYA - TO BE MOVED TO BORNEO FOR ACTION AGAINST INDONESIAN INFILTRATORS, SHOULD THEY BE REQUIRED. NEW ZEALAND WILL ALSO SEND A SQUADRON OF PARACOMMANDOS TO MALAYSIA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7IW1XV2N5AGMVNK6833HO5VBP
    Media URN:
    VLVA7IW1XV2N5AGMVNK6833HO5VBP
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/02/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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