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    LIEUTENANT GENERAL SIR JOHN WILTON, THE AUSTRALIAN ARMY CHIEF OF GENERAL STAFF, IN SAIGON ON JUNE 23 FOR A THREE-DAY VISIT.

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    LIEUTENANT GENERAL SIR JOHN WILTON, THE AUSTRALIAN ARMY CHIEF OF GENERAL STAFF, IN SAIGON ON JUNE 23 FOR A THREE-DAY VISIT.

    HE WAS MET AT THE AIRPORT BY BRIGADIER GENERAL DUONG NGOG LAM, MAYOR OF SAIGON, COLONEL SERONG, CHIEF OF AUSTRALIAN MILITARY INSTRUCTORS, GENERAL WILLIAM WESTMORELAND, COMMANDING AMERICAN MILITARY IN SOUTH VIETNAM AND SEVERAL OTHER VIETNAMESE OFFICIALS.

    THE AUSTRALIAN ARMY CHIEF, NOW ON A NINE-DAY TOUR OF SOUTH VIETNAM AND MALAYSIA, ALSO MET MEMBERS OF THE AUSTRALIAN ARMY TRAINING TEAM IN DANANG, ABOUT 380 MILES NORTH OF SAIGON ON JUNE 24. MEMBERS OF THE AUSTRALIAN ARMY TRAINING TEAM ARE ACTING AS MILITARY INSTRUCTORS IN THE AREA.

    SIR JOHN WILTON, ON ARRIVAL AT DANANG, WAS GREETED BY SEVERAL AUSTRALIAN MILITARY INSTRUCTORS, INCLUDING VIETNAMESE ARMY OFFICERS. AUSTRALIAN INSTRUCTORS ARE TEACHING VIETNAMESE TROOPS MODERN WARFARE TECHNIQUES.

    DANANG ALSO SERVES AS A BASE FOR UNITED STATES F-100 JET FIGHTER PLANES WHICH REPORTEDLY HAVE ATTACKED PATHET LAO POSITIONS IN THE PLAIN OF JARS, IN CENTRAL LAOS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAFM59EGPBC8TUTKN7R3OSDSN2
    Media URN:
    VLVAAFM59EGPBC8TUTKN7R3OSDSN2
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/06/1964
    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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