• Short Summary

    Jamaican Premier, Norman Manley, headed the large funeral procession in Kingston, June 23, for two privates of the Royal Hampshire Regiment, killed in ambush, June 21, at a camp of the marijuana-smoking Rastafarian sect.

  • Description

    Jamaican Premier, Norman Manley, headed the large funeral procession in Kingston, June 23, for two privates of the Royal Hampshire Regiment, killed in ambush, June 21, at a camp of the marijuana-smoking Rastafarian sect.

    The two soldiers were buried with full military honours, side by side, after a service conducted in the Garrison Church by the Regimental Chaplain. Draped in a Union Jack, the coffins, with the soldiers' hats, belts and bayonets on top, were carried from the Military Mortuary to the church, and then to the cemetery on a gun carriage. After a bugler had sounded "Last Post", a firing party discharged three volleys at the graveside.

    An intensive search was still being continued for the five terrorists - believed to be members of the Rastafarian sect - who killed the two soldiers and wounded two others. Two men were arrested by police, June 23, and one of them has been charged. Neither the man's name nor the substance of the charge have been disclosed.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA78CLSTD5B75AN166E5L0B4WB
    Media URN:
    VLVAA78CLSTD5B75AN166E5L0B4WB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/06/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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