• Short Summary

    THE ROYAL NAVY HAS SET UP A HELICOPTER BASE IN KUCHING, THE SARAWAK CAPITAL, FOR AIRLIFTING AMMUNITION AND SUPPLIES TO A GURKHA UNIT HUNTING A GUERILLA BAND AFTER LAST WEEK'S CLASH ON THE SARAWAK-INDONESIAN BORNEO BORDER.

  • Description

    1.
    LS FROM FLAG (TILT DOWN TO) BRITISH SOLDIERS ERECTING TENTS
    5 ft

    2.
    MS SOLDIERS AT WORK
    6 1/2 ft

    3.
    MLS THEY ERECTING TENT
    9 ft

    4.
    MS THEY AT WORK
    11 1/2 ft

    5.
    LS HELICOPTERS ON AIRSTRIP (THREE SHOTS)
    16 1/2 ft

    6.
    MS LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER BURKE (RIGHT) AND ANOTHER
    18 ft

    7.
    CU LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER BURKE
    20 ft

    8.
    MLS HELICOPTER MECHANICS AT WORK
    23 1/2 ft

    9.
    CU SIGN ROYAL NAVY
    25 1/2 ft

    10.
    MS LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER BURKE (LEFT) TALKING TO PRESSMAN
    27 ft

    11.
    MLS HELICOPTERS ON AIRSTRIP
    29 ft



    Initials CAR/S/MK/GAP/AMR



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE ROYAL NAVY HAS SET UP A HELICOPTER BASE IN KUCHING, THE SARAWAK CAPITAL, FOR AIRLIFTING AMMUNITION AND SUPPLIES TO A GURKHA UNIT HUNTING A GUERILLA BAND AFTER LAST WEEK'S CLASH ON THE SARAWAK-INDONESIAN BORNEO BORDER.

    AUTHORITATIVE MILITARY SOURCES DISCLOSED THAT SINCE THE PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE INDONESIAN DEFENCE MINISTER, GENERAL ABDUL HARIS NASUTION, THAT INDONESIAN MILITARY FORCES IN INDONESIAN BORNEO WERE TRAINING REFUGEES FROM BORNEO, THE PRESSURE ON SARAWAK'S BORDERS HAD INCREASED.

    SO FAR, THE PRESUME HAS COME IN THE FORM OF RAIDS ON IBAN (SEA DAYAK) LONGHOUSES BY INDONESIAN GUERILLA UNITS.

    COMMANDING THE HELICOPTER SQUADRON IS LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER, D.F.BURKE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8WOQO056MUZ5A4J9GAL8D0R15
    Media URN:
    VLVA8WOQO056MUZ5A4J9GAL8D0R15
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/08/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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