• Short Summary

    THESE 2,400 MEN OF THE THAI COMBAT BATTALION WILL SHORTLY LEAVE FOR WAR-TON VIETNAM. ALL?

  • Description

    THESE 2,400 MEN OF THE THAI COMBAT BATTALION WILL SHORTLY LEAVE FOR WAR-TON VIETNAM. ALL VOLUNTEERS, THEY WERE SELECTED FROM A FORCE OF 20,000 MEN IN RESPONSE TO A THAI GOVERNMENT CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS IN JANUARY THIS YEAR.

    LAST SUNDAY (MAY 7), THEY PARTICIPATED IN A CEREMONY -- TROOPING THE COLOURS -- WHICH WAS PRESIDED OVER BY THEIR COMMANDER, COLONEL SANAN YUTHISARAPRASIT. IT WAS HELD AT THEIR BASE CAMP IN KAO BANGSAI, CHOLBURI PROVINCE, SOUTH OF BANGKOK. (THE KING OF THAILAND PRESENTED THE COLOURS TO COL. SANAN LAST FRIDAY DURING ROYAL CEREMONIES MARKING HIS ENTHRONEMENT 17 YEARS AGO. EDITORS SEE ALSO OUR PROD/376/67).

    THE VIETNAM-BOUND VOLUNTEERS HAD UNDERGONE RIGOROUS COMBAT TRAINING BY AMERICAN SPECIAL FORCES AND THAI ARMY INSTRUCTORS.

    THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT HAS EQUIPPED THE VOLUNTEERS WITH THE BEST WEAPONS.

    IN A MARCH PAST, THE TROOPS WERE BLESSED BY A BUDDHIST MONK.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7L3KUPZ0897MJTMQXXOFSWEBU
    Media URN:
    VLVA7L3KUPZ0897MJTMQXXOFSWEBU
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/05/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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