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    THE UNITED STATES IS HELPING TO BUILD UP THE VIETNAMESE ARMED FORCES. IN SAIGON ON?

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    THE UNITED STATES IS HELPING TO BUILD UP THE VIETNAMESE ARMED FORCES. IN SAIGON ON MONDAY, THE FIRST TWO OF A FLEET OF 25 B-57 CANBERRA JET BOMBERS WERE HANDED OVER TO THE PRIME MINISTER, AIR MARSHAL NGUYEN CAO KY, BY THE ACTING AMERICAN AMBASSADOR TO VIETNAM, MR. ALEXIS JOHNSON.

    THE FIRST BOMBER TO TOUCH-DOWN WAS PILOTED BY AIR MARSHAL KY, WHO IS ALSO COMMANDER OF THE AIR FORCE.

    BOMBS AND ROCKETS TO BE FITTED TO THE AIRCRAFT, WERE FIRST PUT ON DISPLAY FOR THE GUESTS. STRICT SECURITY MEASURES WERE OBSERVED DURING THE CEREMONY.

    IN HIS SPEECH, AIR MARSHAL KY THANKED THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT FOR THE AIRCRAFT WHICH HE SAID WERE ESSENTIAL FOR BOMBING RAIDS OVER VIET CONG HIDEOUTS IN THE COUNTRY.

    (THE B-57 CANBERRA IS A LONG RANGE HIGH ALTITUDE BOMBER. IT WAS DESIGNED BY THE ENGLISH ELECTRIC COMPANY, BUT MORE THAN 400 WERE BUILT UNDER LICENCE IN THE UNITED STATES BY THE MARTIN COMPANY.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9D12UWDQV6QB0KVUAT328NON3
    Media URN:
    VLVA9D12UWDQV6QB0KVUAT328NON3
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/08/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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