• Short Summary

    BRITAIN'S VULCAN BOMBERS TOOK PART IN THE BIGGEST REHEARSAL OF THE FAR EAST REINFORCEMENT BY THE ROYAL AIR FORCE THIS WEEK.

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    BRITAIN'S VULCAN BOMBERS TOOK PART IN THE BIGGEST REHEARSAL OF THE FAR EAST REINFORCEMENT BY THE ROYAL AIR FORCE THIS WEEK.

    THE FIRST TWO BOMBERS LANDED AT RAF TENGAH AIR BASE IN SINGAPORE ON NOVEMBER 28. THEY ARE AMONG EIGHT OTHERS TAKING PART IN THE EXERCISE ACROSS NORTH AMERICA AND THE PACIFIC.

    FROM SINGAPORE THEY WILL FLY SORTIES TO FAMILIARISE THEMSELVES WITH THE LOCAL CONDITIONS AND ALSO TAKE PART IN AN AUSTRALIAN EXERCISE.

    THE EXERCISE IS IMPORTANT BOTH IN DETERMINING BRITISH ABILITY TO PROVIDE SOME SORT OF MILITARY PRESENCE AT SHORT NOTICE WHEN BRITAIN'S PERMANENT BASES HAVE GONE, AND, IN PARTICULAR COMPARTING THE WESTERN ROUTE WITH THE NORMAL ONE THROUGH THE PERSIAN AND THE INDIAN OCEAN.

    INCLUDED IN THE REHEARSAL ARE TWENTY-TWO TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT WHICH WILL HAVE TO ARRANGE TRANSIT FACILITIES ALONG THE WHOLE ROUTE, FLYING 25 SORTIES AND 780,000 MILE IN THE PROCESS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9CTOQ004XXA02FOLFZCUWK551
    Media URN:
    VLVA9CTOQ004XXA02FOLFZCUWK551
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/11/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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