• Short Summary

    TWO DETACHMENTS OF THE BELGIAN AIR FORCE ARE ON THE WAY TO HELP AN OLD COLONY - THE CONGO.

  • Description

    TWO DETACHMENTS OF THE BELGIAN AIR FORCE ARE ON THE WAY TO HELP AN OLD COLONY - THE CONGO. THEY FLEW OFF TO THEIR DESTINATION TODAY (MONDAY) FROM BRUSSELS AMID FAREWELL WAVES AND TEARS FROM RELATIVES.

    THE MEN'S MAIN JOB OUT THERE WILL BE TO ENSURE TRANSPORT FOR THE CONGOLESE ARMY. THEIR FIRST STOP WILL BE LEOPOLDVILLE AND THEN THEY WILL GO TO KAMINA. THE DETACHMENTS ARE MADE UP OF BOTH AIR AND GROUND STAFF.

    THEIR MOVE FOLLOWS THE VISIT TO BRUSSELS OF GENERAL MOBUTU, THE CONGOLESE ARMY COMMANDER, FOR AID TALKS. AND IT COMES ON THE EVE OF THE UNITED NATIONS TROOPS' DEPARTURE FROM THE CONGO ON JUNE 30. THIS LATEST BELGIAN HELP IS BEING MADE UNDER TECHNICAL CO-OPERATION AGREEMENTS IT HAS WITH THE CONGO.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAA8J2QXBT3BNTVS2W6LYJFPAF
    Media URN:
    VLVAAA8J2QXBT3BNTVS2W6LYJFPAF
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/06/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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