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    A WIDER ROLE FOR BRITAIN'S TERRITORIAL ARMY. MEASURES ANNOUNCED BY THE GOVERNMENT YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) MEAN?

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    A WIDER ROLE FOR BRITAIN'S TERRITORIAL ARMY. MEASURES ANNOUNCED BY THE GOVERNMENT YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) MEAN THAT THE PART-TIME VOLUNTEERS WHO COMPRISE THE T.A. WILL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE LARGER NUMBERS OF REINFORCEMENTS FOR BRITAIN'S RHINE ARMY IN WEST GERMANY.

    PREVIOUSLY, THE T.A. PROVIDED ONLY ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT FOR THE RHINE ARMY. NOW, IF WAR THREATENS, THEY WILL TAKE OVER CERTAIN FIELD DUTIES.

    THE NEW MEASURES, HOWEVER, MEAN NO REDUCTION IN THE PERMANENT STRENGTH OF THE RHINE ARMY. THEY ALSO EXPAND THE T.A.'s CIVIL DEFENCE ROLE TO TAKE IN FIRE-FIGHTING.

    THE T.A.'s CURRENT STRENGTH STANDS AT 111,000, OF WHOM 70 PERCENT ARE UNDER 25 YEARS OF AGE. ROYAL PROCLAMATION IS REQUIRED BEFORE THEY CAN BE CALLED OUT FOR ACTIVE OVERSEAS SERVICE. THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE TRAINING ON FOREIGN SOIL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA9SEHO9JKU3DSY4VPB5CTYEKQ
    Media URN:
    VLVAA9SEHO9JKU3DSY4VPB5CTYEKQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/01/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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