• Short Summary

    BRITAIN'S COLONIAL SECRETARY, MR DUNCAN SANDYS, IS IN ADEN TO MAKE AN ON-THE-SPOT ASSESSMENT OF THE BORDER TROUBLES.

  • Description

    BRITAIN'S COLONIAL SECRETARY, MR DUNCAN SANDYS, IS IN ADEN TO MAKE AN ON-THE-SPOT ASSESSMENT OF THE BORDER TROUBLES. HE FLEW INTO BRITAIN'S LAST MIDDLE EAST STRONGHOLD YESTERDAY (MONDAY).

    A STRONG GUARD WAS ON HAND AT THE ROYAL AIR FORCE BASE AT KHOMAKSAR, NEAR ADEN PROPER, AS MR SANDYS' RAF JET COMET CAME INTO LAND. EARLIER, SOON AFTER LEAVING LONDON, AN ANONYMOUS TELEPHONE CALLER SAID A BOMB WAS ABOARD THE AIRCRAFT THE CALL WAS A HOAX.

    AT KHOMAKSAR TO MEET MR SANDYS WERE THE BRITISH HIGH COMMISSIONER TO ADEN, SIR KENNEDY TREVASKIS, AND THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE SOUTH ARABIAN FEDERAL AND BRITISH FORCES, GENERAL SIR CHARLES HARRINGTON.

    MR SANDYS SPENT ALL YESTERDAY IN TALKS WITH SIR KENNEDY. THEY WERE REPORTED TO HAVE DISCUSSED NOT ONLY MILITARY SUBJECTS, BUT THE POLITICAL SET-UP, INCLUDING THE FUTURE OF ADEN AND THE REST OF THE FEDERATION.

    (TODAY, MR SANDYS WAS EXPECTED TO FLY TO ADVANCE POSITIONS TO INSPECT BRITISH TROOPS).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7U04A0041H3SHT2NBRJSYQ6F4
    Media URN:
    VLVA7U04A0041H3SHT2NBRJSYQ6F4
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/05/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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