• Short Summary

    Twenty-five women and eighteen men, the first batch of NAAFI volunteers left Blackbushe Airport on Sunday, November 16, for Cyprus.

  • Description

    Twenty-five women and eighteen men, the first batch of NAAFI volunteers left Blackbushe Airport on Sunday, November 16, for Cyprus. They are the advance party of at least five hundred volunteers who will replace 1,200 dismissed Greek-Cypriot workers.

    Chosen for good looks as well as commonsense, it is not surprisingly estimated that their chances of returning unmarried are 5-1 against. Pre-flight instructions covered the whole field of feminine behaviour...from personal security to "don't take nylons - it's too hut out there!"
    Reporter Donald Milner at Blackbushe for the take-off interviewed several of the Cyprus adventure bound girls.

    Over 17,000 people applied for the Cyprus vacancies and the lists were closed on the week-end, November 15. The Australian Migration Officer in London has offered to take the surplus of volunteers, "They are just the sort of people we are looking for -- high spirited, adventurous and determined."
    Among the first callers at NAAFI headquarters when the appeal was first made was Mrs. Josephine Schwartz, Sir Winston Churchill's cook at his country home at Chartwell.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAQN1NJL82ZYWJGKN39Y7DOWVJ
    Media URN:
    VLVAAQN1NJL82ZYWJGKN39Y7DOWVJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/11/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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