• Short Summary

    ONE HUNDRED PALLID MEN WITH ENGLISH-WINTER COMPLEXIONS STEPPED OUT OF A ROYAL AIR FORCE BRITANNIA AT KAI TAK AIRPORT ON APRIL 19 INTO HONG KONG'S SUNSHINE AND OPPRESSIVE HUMIDITY.

  • Description

    ONE HUNDRED PALLID MEN WITH ENGLISH-WINTER COMPLEXIONS STEPPED OUT OF A ROYAL AIR FORCE BRITANNIA AT KAI TAK AIRPORT ON APRIL 19 INTO HONG KONG'S SUNSHINE AND OPPRESSIVE HUMIDITY.

    THEY WERE THE "EVER-READIES", SOLDIERS OF THE TERRITORIAL ARMY EMERGENCY RESERVE WHO, FOR THE FIRST TIME, HAVE BEEN FLOWN TO THE FAR EAST FOR THEIR ANNUAL TWO-WEEK IN CAMP.

    TWENTY-FOUR MEMBERS OF THE 3RD QUEEN'S SURREYS FROM GUILDORD, AND 13 MEMBERS OF THE 4TH BATTALION FROM KINGSTONE-ON-THAMES, SURREY, WILL JOIN THE 1ST BATTALION THE QUEEN'S ROYAL SURREY REGIMENT.

    GUNNERS FORM CARDIFF, LIVERPOOL, MANCHESTER, BOLTON, REDDITCH, BIRMINGHAM AND PRESTATYN WILL TRAIN WITH 4 REGIMENT ROYAL ARTILLERY WHILE 34 REGIMENT ROYAL ARTILLERY WILL HAVE GUNNERS FROM PRESTON, ST.HELENS, LANCS, WOLVERHAMPTON AND BRECON.

    56 COMPANY, RASC WILL TRAIN 21 SERVICE CORPS TERRITORIAL ARMY MEN FROM HULL, LEEDS, LEICESTER, GATESHEAD AND DONCASTER.IN ADDITION TO MALE "TERRIERS" FROM CARDIFF, MANCHESTER, LIVERPOOL AND BEBINGTON, CHESHIRE, THE BRITISH MILITARY HOSPITAL WILL PLAY HOST TO FOUR WOMEN IN THE GROUP.TWO NURSING OFFICERS AND TWO ARMY NURSES FROM THE TERRITORIAL ARMY GENERAL HOSPITALS IN CARDIFF AND MANCHESTER."
    TEN MEMBERS OF THE ARMY CATERING CORPS ARE FROM TERRITORIAL ARMY UNITS IN ST.HELENS, DONCASTER, HULL, HERTFORD, ILFORD, EXETER, SWINDON, STIRLING, ABERDEEN AND WELLINGTON.

    INTERESTING AND VARIED TRAINING PROGRAMMES HAVE BEEN ARRANGED FOR THEM BY THEIR HOST UNITS IN HONG KONG.

    THE "EVER-READIES" ARE LIABLE TO BE CALLED OUT TO SERVE WITH THE REGULAR ARMY ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD FOR A MAXIMUM PERIOD OF SIX MONTHS IN ANY ONE YEAR SHOULD THE OCCASION DEMAND.

    THE PLAN FOR "EVER-READIES" TO TRAIN IN THE FAR EAST WAS FIRST ANNOUNCED BY THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR MR.PROFUMO IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS ON JULY 11, 1962.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA901781CYHOFAOT8YBKM6YHKLN
    Media URN:
    VLVA901781CYHOFAOT8YBKM6YHKLN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/04/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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