• Short Summary

    A VISNEWS CAMERAMAN ACCOMPANIED FEDERAL TROOPS OF THE SOUTH ARABIAN FEDERATION ON ONE OF THE LAST MAJOR PUSHES AGAINST DISSIDENT RADFAN TRIBESMEN.

  • Description

    A VISNEWS CAMERAMAN ACCOMPANIED FEDERAL TROOPS OF THE SOUTH ARABIAN FEDERATION ON ONE OF THE LAST MAJOR PUSHES AGAINST DISSIDENT RADFAN TRIBESMEN. THIS FILM OF THE TROOPS IN ACTION WITH AIR SUPPORT WAS DELAYED WITH OUR CAMERAMAN, AND HAS JUST REACHED LONDON.

    ARAB TROOPS OF THE 2ND BATTALION, FEDERAL REGULAR ARMY, YESTERDAY (JUNE 8) CAPTURED A KEY PEAK IN THE JEBEL RADFAN, SEVEN MILES SOUTH-EAST OF THUMIER, THE HQ OF THE BRITISH AND ARAB FORCES.

    THEY WERE SUPPORTED BY HUNTER AIRCRAFT AND ARTILLERY, BUT APART FROM THIS THERE WAS NO OTHER BRITISH ASSISTANCE, LARGELY BECAUSE THE COUNTRY WHERE THE ENGAGEMENT TOOK PLACE WOULD BE EXTREMELY DIFFICULT FOR BRITISH TROOPS.

    IN A SIGNAL TO THE GOC, MAJ-GEN. G.H. CUBBON, THE RADFORCE COMMANDER, BRIG. H.C. BLACKER, SAID IT WAS "A MAGNIFICENT EFFORT ON THE PART OF THE FRA."
    HE ADDED THAT THE PEAK HAD BEEN HELD BY 50 DISSIDENTS AND THE "DASH AND DETERMINATION" OF THE FRA DURING THE ENGAGEMENT HAD BEEN ADMIRED BY ALL AT THE RADFORCE HQ.

    THE GOC HAS SENT A CONGRATULATORY TELEGRAM TO THE COMMANDING OFFICER OF 2 FRA, LT-COL. HOH'D AHMED AULAQI, IN WHICH HA SAID: "I HAVE JUST HEARD OF YOUR OUTSTANDING SUCCESS IN CAPTURING THIS KEY PEAK. HEARTIEST CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU AND ALL RANKS. THIS IS YET ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF THE FRA'S ABILITY IN MOST DIFFICULT COUNTRY, WHICH WE ALL GREATLY ADMIRE."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA96HAY7X8VB9IHC8EFST1U0WTY
    Media URN:
    VLVA96HAY7X8VB9IHC8EFST1U0WTY
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/06/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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