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    COMMANDER OF THE UNITED NATIONS FORCES IN THE CONGO REPUBLIC, LIEUTENANT-GENERAL SEAN MCKEOWN, ATTENDED A PARADE STAGED BY UNITS OF THE CONGOLESE ARMY IN LEOPOLDVILLE, MAR 26.

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    COMMANDER OF THE UNITED NATIONS FORCES IN THE CONGO REPUBLIC, LIEUTENANT-GENERAL SEAN MCKEOWN, ATTENDED A PARADE STAGED BY UNITS OF THE CONGOLESE ARMY IN LEOPOLDVILLE, MAR 26. THE PARADE WAS ARRANGED BY THE CONGOLESE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF GENERAL MOBUTU, TO MARK THE DEPARTURE FROM THE COUNTRY OF THE UN COMMANDER. GENERAL MCKEOWN, AND IRISHMAN, RECENTLY ASKED TO BE RELIEVED OF THE POST HE HAS HELD 15 MONTHS.

    AFTER INSPECTING THE MEN THE CONGOLESE AND IRISH GENERALS TOOK THE SALUTE AS THE TROOPS MARCHED PAST IN REVIEW ORDER. THEN GENERAL MCKEOWN ADDRESSED THE PARADE AND COMMENDED THEM ON THEIR FINE TURN-OUT.

    HE PRESENTED GENERAL MOBUTU WITH A SABRE AS A REMINDER OF THE MONTHS THEY HAD WORKED TOGETHER DURING THE TROUBLED PERIOD OF LAST YEAR. GENERAL MOBUTU IN HIS SPEECH OF THANKS SAID THAT THE IRISH OFFICER HAD BEEN AND IMPORTANT FACTOR IN BRINGING PEACE AND FREEDOM TO HIS COUNTRY.

    GENERAL MCKEOWN WAS DUE TO RETURN TO IRELAND ON MAR 27. THE UNITED NATIONS ACTING SECRETARY-GENERAL, U THANT, HAS ANNOUNCED THAT THE NEW COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF WILL BE LIEUTENANT-GENERAL KEBEDE GEBRE, CHIEF OF STAFF OF THE ETHIOPIAN GROUND FORCES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7RMIL9LK142MTT3L4EAKUDMAB
    Media URN:
    VLVA7RMIL9LK142MTT3L4EAKUDMAB
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/03/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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