• Short Summary

    MADAM AHMADOU AHIDJO, WIFE OF THE CAMEROUN PRESIDENT, RECENTLY BAPTISED AN AIR AFRIQUE CARAVELLE AIRCRAFT IN A CEREMONY IN YAOUNDE, CAMEROUN.

  • Description

    MADAM AHMADOU AHIDJO, WIFE OF THE CAMEROUN PRESIDENT, RECENTLY BAPTISED AN AIR AFRIQUE CARAVELLE AIRCRAFT IN A CEREMONY IN YAOUNDE, CAMEROUN. MADAME AHIDJO NAMED THE AIRCRAFT -- THE SECOND CARAVELLE TO TAKEN INTO SERVICE BY AIR AFRIQUE -- "YAOUNDE".

    THE CEREMONY WAS CONDUCTED AT YAOUNDE AIRPORT, AND WAS ATTENDED BY CAMEROUN GOVERNMENT MEMBERS, REPRESENTATIVES OF THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS, AND BUSINESS AND CIVIC LEADERS.

    THE NEW CARAVELLE IS CAPABLE OF COMBINED FREIGHT AND PASSENGER CARRYING.

    CAMEROUN IS ONE OF THE 12 INDEPENDENT AFRICAN COUNTRIES WITH MEMBERSHIP OF THE AIR AFRIQUE ORGANISATION. OTHER COUNTRIES ASSOCIATED WITH THE AIRLINE ARE MAURITANIA, NIGER, SENEGAL, CHAD, TOGO, CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE, IVORY COAST, THE CENTRAFRICAN REPUBLIC, GABON, DAHOMEY AND UPPER VOLTA.

    IN THE BAPTISMAL CEREMONY MME. AHIDJO MOUNTED THE AIRCRAFT'S GANGWAY AND POURED A BOTTLE OF CHAMPAGNE OVER ITS FUSELAGE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8IHA6VLT92C3LAV0339EV5SST
    Media URN:
    VLVA8IHA6VLT92C3LAV0339EV5SST
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/11/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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