• Short Summary

    ABOUT 1,200 THAI TROOPS, MEMBERS OF THE "BLACK PANTHER" COMBAT DIVISION BOUND FOR VIETNAM, YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) HELD A FAREWELL PARADE IN BANGKOK.

  • Description

    ABOUT 1,200 THAI TROOPS, MEMBERS OF THE "BLACK PANTHER" COMBAT DIVISION BOUND FOR VIETNAM, YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) HELD A FAREWELL PARADE IN BANGKOK. THEY FORM PART OF THE 10,000 STRONG CONTINGENT THAILAND IS PLANNING TO SEND TO SOUTH VIETNAM.

    THE CEREMONY WAS ATTENDED BY THAILAND'S PRIME MINISTER, FIELD MARSHAL THANOM KITTIKACHORN WHO GARLANDED THE TROOPS AND TOOK THE SALUTE AT A MARCH-PAST. THE TROOPS WERE ALSO BLESSED BY A BUDDHIST MONK.

    AT PRESENT THAI FORCES IN VIETNAM CONSIST ON AIR FORCE TRANSPORT UNIT, WHICH HAS BEEN SERVING THERE SINCE 1964, A NAVAL CONTINGENT AND A 2,400-STRONG ARMY VOLUNTEER FORCE OF THE QUEEN'S COBRA REGIMENT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAPG7ZSNAWIPI97WF3GNVO25NB
    Media URN:
    VLVAAPG7ZSNAWIPI97WF3GNVO25NB
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/07/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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