• Short Summary

    41 year old Major Walter Ormerod of the Lancashire Fusiliers and at present Camp Commandant of Headquarters Middle East Command was sentenced to two years loss of seniority, a severe reprimand and it was ordered that GBP100 should be deducted from his pay.

  • Description

    41 year old Major Walter Ormerod of the Lancashire Fusiliers and at present Camp Commandant of Headquarters Middle East Command was sentenced to two years loss of seniority, a severe reprimand and it was ordered that GBP100 should be deducted from his pay.The Major had pleaded guilty to negligently crossing the Yemen border last June 22 while commanding a 45 strong party of British Servicemen and women on a desert adventure training exercise.The party was ambushed by Yemeni tribesmen and in the incident four British soldiers were killed while sixteen others including Ormerod were captured and held by the Yemenis for 11 days.Four British Servicewomen also captured were released after two days.Equipment lost in the incident included 16 rifles, 1 pistol, 4 submachine guns and over 1,200 rounds of ammunition.The British authorities are still trying to obtain the return of six military vehicles.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9HJ0Y07D90BO4AV6KC6M0UYV2
    Media URN:
    VLVA9HJ0Y07D90BO4AV6KC6M0UYV2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/08/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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