• Short Summary

    AFTER TWO MONTHS DUTY IN BRUNEI, THE BRITISH PROTECTORATE IN NORTHERN BORNEO, SOME 900 BRITISH TROOPS RETURNED TO THEIR BASE IN SINGAPORE AND MALAYA YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) ON BOARD THE COMMANDO CARRIER, H.

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    AFTER TWO MONTHS DUTY IN BRUNEI, THE BRITISH PROTECTORATE IN NORTHERN BORNEO, SOME 900 BRITISH TROOPS RETURNED TO THEIR BASE IN SINGAPORE AND MALAYA YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) ON BOARD THE COMMANDO CARRIER, H.M.S.ALBION.THEY WERE MEN OF THE QUEEN'S OWN HIGHLANDERS A GURKHA BATTALION, A ROYAL ARTILLERY COMMANDO BATTERY, AND A ROYAL MARINES SPECIAL BOAT SECTION.

    THESE MEN WERE AMONG THE FIRST TO HAND IN BRUNEI TO FIGHT THE UPRISING WHICH BROKE OUT EARLY IN DECEMBER.ITS SUPPORTERS OPPOSED THE PLAN TO JOIN BRUNEI TO THE PROPOSED MALAYSIA FEDERATION.THE GURKHAS SUFFERED THE MOST CASUALTIES OF THE RETURNING TROOPS-TWO KILLED AND 17 INJURED.

    THE BAND OF THE QUEEN'S OWN AND GURKHA PIPERS GREETED THE RETURNING TROOPS WHEN THEY LANDED AT THE SINGAPORE NAVAL BASE FROM THE ALBION.THE CARRIER IS DUE TO RETURN TO BORNEO SOON WITH REPLACEMENTS.

    IN AN INTERVIEW WITH THE OFFICIAL INDONESIAN NEWS AGENCY, ANTARA, TODAY, DR.SUBANDRIO, THE FOREIGN MINISTER SAID HIS COUNTRY WOULD GIVE ITS "FULL ASSISTANCE" TO THE BRUNEI REBELS' RESISTANCE TO THE FORMATION OF MALAYASIA.THE MINISTER SAID THAT ALTHOUGH THE REBEL MOVEMENT MIGHT BE WEAKENED, ITS IMPORTANCE TO INDONESIA LAY IN PREVENTING THE MALAYAN PRIME MINISTER, TUNKU A.DEL RAHMAN "FROM EXTENDING HIS TERRITORY TO THE BORDERS OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA."
    THE FEDERATION WOULD ASSOCIATE MALAYA AND SINGAPORE WITH BRITISH BORNEO WHICH INCLUDES BRUNEI.SOUTH BORNEO IS INDONESIA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8J9VN9GBT2GVYLSYQTKKCNP1T
    Media URN:
    VLVA8J9VN9GBT2GVYLSYQTKKCNP1T
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/02/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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