• Short Summary

    The airlift of 2,000 families of the British forces in Malta began on Saturday (8 January) under strict security.

  • Description

    The airlift of 2,000 families of the British forces in Malta began on Saturday (8 January) under strict security.

    The departure of the wives and children over the next week is the prelude to the withdrawal of all Britain's 3,500 army, navy and air force men from the ancient fortress island following the Anglo-Maltese row over the rent for British bases on the island.

    The first "Family Special" -- a VC-10 transport aircraft -- took off from the military section of Malta's international airport at Luqa this morning, carrying 130 wives and children.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9QA1W3QCTJS3WLKG5IZ9I5DXN
    Media URN:
    VLVA9QA1W3QCTJS3WLKG5IZ9I5DXN
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/01/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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