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    UNITS OF THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH STRATEGIC RESERVE ARE NOW ENGAGED IN REALISTIC JUNGLE OPERATION IN TRIANG AREA OF NORTH MALAYA.

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    UNITS OF THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH STRATEGIC RESERVE ARE NOW ENGAGED IN REALISTIC JUNGLE OPERATION IN TRIANG AREA OF NORTH MALAYA.

    THE OPERATION CALLED EXERCISE TRUMPETER STARTED ON JUNE 14 AND IS TO CONTINUE TILL JUNE 28. TAKING PART IN THE EXERCISE ARE UNITS FROM THE 28TH COMMONWEALTH INFANTRY BRIGADE STATIONED IN MALACCA, MALAYAN FEDERATION ARMY, AND AIRCRAFT OF ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE, ROYAL AIR FORCE, ROYAL NEW ZEALAND AIR FORCE AND MALAYAN AIR FORCE.

    THE UNITS OF THE MALAYAN ARMY ARE PLAYING THE PART OF THE "ENEMY" IN THE OPERATIONS.

    THE EXERCISE STARTED OFF WITH MOVEMENT OF TROOPS FROM MALACCA BASE BY PLANES TO TRIANG AREA, ESTABLISHING RADIO COMMUNICATIONS IN THE JUNGLE AND BRIEFING.

    THE AIRCRAFT OF THE AIR FORCES OF U.K., AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND AND MALAYA PROVIDED GROUND-AIR CO-OPERATION. FIVE CANBERRAS AND NO. 2 BOMBER SQUADRON OF THE RAAF FLEW FROM THEIR BASE IN BUTTERWORTH TO THE RAF TENGAH BASE IN SINGAPORE TO OPERATE FROM TENGAH DURING THE EXERCISE. RAAF SABRE JET FIGHTERS OF THE NO. 78 FIGHTER WING BASED AT BUTTERWORTH ARE ALSO TAKING PART.

    THE FIGHTERS AND BOMBERS ARE OPERATING IN A CLOSE START ROLE FOR FRIENDLY GROUND FORCES AND ARE MAKING SIMULATED LOW LEVEL ATTACKS ON "ENEMY", TRUCKS WITH BOMBS, ROCKETS AND GUN FIRE. THEY ALSO CARRY OUT INTERDICTION SORTIES TO DESTROY TRUCKS IN "ENEMY" REAR AND ISOLATE TROOPS IN THE FIELD FROM THEIR LINES OF SUPPLY AND COMMUNICATIONS.

    DURING THE OPERATIONS, THE GROUND TROOPS CAPTURED AN "ENEMY" VILLAGE AND MOVED FURTHER INTO THE JUNGLES ON FOOT AND BY HELICOPTERS. THE PEOPLE OF THE "ENEMY" VILLAGE WERE CHECKED FOR THEIR IDENTITY CARDS (ISSUED FOR ALL RESIDENTS IN MALAYA UNDER NATIONAL REGISTRATION), SEARCHED, AND QUESTIONED. FLUSHING OF THE ENEMY IN ISOLATED VILLAGES WAS AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE EXERCISE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8G2OVGK7MYHBGALKYSN7U7BKH
    Media URN:
    VLVA8G2OVGK7MYHBGALKYSN7U7BKH
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/06/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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