• Short Summary

    THE RED, WHITE AND BLUE-STRIPPED FLAG OF THAILAND WAS BROKEN OUT AT FAIRBAIRN AIRBORNE, CANBERRA, ON WEDNESDAY (23 FEB) AS A ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE CONVAIR AIRCRAFT TAXIED TO A HALT.

  • Description

    THE RED, WHITE AND BLUE-STRIPPED FLAG OF THAILAND WAS BROKEN OUT AT FAIRBAIRN AIRBORNE, CANBERRA, ON WEDNESDAY (23 FEB) AS A ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE CONVAIR AIRCRAFT TAXIED TO A HALT. THE AIRCRAFT BROUGHT THE PRIME MINISTER OF THAILAND, FIELD MARSHAL THANOM KITTIKACHORN, ON AN EIGHT-DAY STATE VISIT TO AUSTRALIA. AMONG THOSE IN THE OFFICIAL WELCOMING PARTY WERE THE PRIME MINISTER, MR. HAROLD HOLT, AND HIS WIFE.

    ALSO THERE WERE THE MINISTER FOR EXTERNAL AFFAIRS, MR. PAUL HASLUCK, AND SENIOR DEFENCE OFFICIALS. A CEREMONIAL 14-GUN SALUTE WAS FIRED DURING THE FORMALITIES.

    THE THAI PRIME MINISTER IS VISITING AUSTRALIA FOR TALKS WITH MR. HOLT AND SENIOR CABINET MINISTERS. FIELD MARSHAL THANOM IS ACCOMPANIED BY HIS FOREIGN MINISTER, MR. THANAT KHOMAN, AND THE MINISTER FOR NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, MR. POTE SARASIN - FORMER SECRETARY-GENERAL OF SEATO.

    WHEN THE GREETINGS WERE OVER, THE FIELD MARSHAL INSPECTED AN ARMY GUARD OF HONOUR ON THE TARMAC. IN A STATEMENT ISSUED AFTER HIS ARRIVAL, FIELD MARSHAL THANOM DESCRIBED AUSTRALIA AS A GALLANT NATION MAKING EFFORTS TO MAINTAIN THE PEACE AND SECURITY OF SOUTH EAST ASIA. HE SAID THAILAND WAS FORTUNATE TO BE A PARTNER WITH AUSTRALIA IN VARIOUS FIELDS OF MUTUAL CO-OPERATION.

    THE THAI PRIME MINISTER BROKE AWAY FROM HIS OFFICIAL WELCOME TO SPEAK TO OFFICIALS FROM THE THAI EMBASSY AND THAI STUDENTS AND SERVICE PERSONNEL STUDYING IN AUSTRALIA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8E1IFF0ME580RBXEDJMB0IWSO
    Media URN:
    VLVA8E1IFF0ME580RBXEDJMB0IWSO
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/02/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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