• Short Summary

    BRITAIN'S HIGH COMMISSIONER IN ADEN, SIR HUMPHREY TREVELYAN, YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) TOOK ADVANTAGE OF A LULL IN FIGHTING TO VISIT THE SHEIKH OTHMAN DISTRICT.

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    BRITAIN'S HIGH COMMISSIONER IN ADEN, SIR HUMPHREY TREVELYAN, YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) TOOK ADVANTAGE OF A LULL IN FIGHTING TO VISIT THE SHEIKH OTHMAN DISTRICT. TODAY, BRITISH TROOPS WHO WILL FORM THE REARGUARD DURING THE FINAL WITHDRAWAL FROM THE PROTECTORATE CAME UNDER TERRORIST MORTAR FIRE IN MAALA.

    SIR HUMPHREY ARRIVED IN SHEIKH OTHMAN BY JEEP TO SEE HOW THE MEN OF THE 1ST BATTALION PARACHUTE REGIMENT, WHO POLICE THE SUBURB, WERE PROGRESSING WITH THE CONSTRUCTION OF DEFENSIVE POSITIONS WHICH THEY EXPECT TO OCCUPY AFTER HANDING THE DISTRICT OVER TO THE SOUTH ARABIAN ARMY. HE PRESENTED A CARTOON TO LIEUTENANT-COLONEL MICHAEL WALSH, THE COMMANDING OFFICER.

    AT DAWN TODAY (FRIDAY) MEN OF THE 45TH MARINE COMMANDOS, WHO WILL BE THE REARGUARD FOR THE FINAL WITHDRAWAL FROM ADEN, CAME UNDER FIRE FROM TERRORIST MORTARS IN MAALA.

    PATROLS WERE SENT INTO THE SHANTY TOWN IMMEDIATELY TO SEARCH AND QUESTION RESIDENTS OF THE AREA FROM WHICH THE SHELLS CAME. FIVE BOMBS WERE FIRED AT THE ROYAL MARINES' HEADQUARTERS, BUT ONLY ONE MARINE WAS INJURED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAALUFAXYS9033PU66S3QUZ5RF6
    Media URN:
    VLVAALUFAXYS9033PU66S3QUZ5RF6
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/09/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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