• Short Summary

    King Hussein has ordered that his two sons, eleven year old Prince Abdullah and eight year old Prince Faisal, join the Jordanian Royal Artillery Corps.

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    King Hussein has ordered that his two sons, eleven year old Prince Abdullah and eight year old Prince Faisal, join the Jordanian Royal Artillery Corps. The two young boys have already begun training at the Royal Artillery School at Zerqa, and an Army spokesman has said that they 'show skill and zeal in training, and are being treated just like any other cadets."
    The two Princes are the youngest cadets ever to have been accepted into the School.

    SYNOPSIS: At their father's wish, Jordan's eleven year old Prince Abdullah and eight year old Prince Faisal have entered the Jordanian Army as cadets. King Hussein has ordered that the boys join the Royal Artillery Corps.

    Both boys are now undergoing training during their school vacation at the Royal Artillery School at Zerqa. They are the youngest cadets ever to have been accepted in the school, but an army spokesman has said that they are showing skill and zeal in training. He added that they are being treated just like any other cadets, many of whom come from poor country areas. Under the strict discipline of the military camp, the Princes, who are being educated in Britain, are put through their paces as recruits.

    The rest of the recruits under training come from vastly different backgrounds to Jordan's young Princes. Their Arabic, a little rusty from their stay in Britain, has improved, and the boys are highly popular with their older comrades in arms. At some stage in the future, it is highly likely that they will both be commanding these soldiers as commissioned officers.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7WBPKL2WGD74AIKVORLRXVNNY
    Media URN:
    VLVA7WBPKL2WGD74AIKVORLRXVNNY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/09/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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