• Short Summary

    A free-fall parachute display was given by members of the "Falcons" -- the British Royal Air Force parachute team, and a team of Jordanians from the Special Forces of the Army, in Amman on Wednesday (Nov 8).

  • Description

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    SV King Hussein with Jordanian and RAF officers on arrival
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    2.
    GV Parachute display during free-fall from 12,000 feet
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    3.
    SV King Hussein looking up
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    4.
    GV Parachutists at 10,000 with smoke trails
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    5.
    SV Jordanian parachutists landing near target area (4 shots)
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    6.
    SV RAF parachutist landing (2 shots)
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    7.
    GV Crowd
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    8.
    SV King Hussein shakes hands with British and Jordanian officers
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    9.
    GV Crowd
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    10.
    SV King Hussein shakes hands with Jordanian team members (2 shots)
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    11.
    SV King Hussein shakes hands with British team (3 shots)
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    12.
    GV Spectators
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    13.
    SV King Hussein posses with British and Jordanian teams
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A free-fall parachute display was given by members of the "Falcons" -- the British Royal Air Force parachute team, and a team of Jordanians from the Special Forces of the Army, in Amman on Wednesday (Nov 8).

    Jordan's King Hussein, and a number of British military officers and diplomats, were on hand to watch the display.

    SYNOPSIS: Jordan's King Hussein was on hand on Wednesday, as parachute teams from Britain and Jordan put on a free-fell display before large crowd in Amman.

    Almost two-dozen parachutists took part in the jumps, that started twelve-thousand feet above the ground.

    Smoke trails marked the parachutists' manoeuvres during their free-fall display. Then, the parachutists guided their 'chutes to small target areas marked on the field... Members of the Jordanian Team, from the Special Forces of the Army, were first to near the landing area.

    Members of the British Royal Air Force "Falcons" team were next to hit the landing zone.

    King Hussein, who sponsored the joint parachute display, congratulated the officers in charge of the teams.

    He then personally thanked the members of the Jordanian team, comprised of men in his armed forces.

    King Hussein also congratulated the members of the British team, who had come thousands of miles -- and twelve-thousand feet straight down - to perform in his presence.

    Following the display, King Hussein posed for the press with the parachutists who had taken part in the free-fall display.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7JNUY91Q20A7F3H3CQ16PVKG
    Media URN:
    VLVA7JNUY91Q20A7F3H3CQ16PVKG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/11/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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