• Short Summary

    A CORPORAL HAS BEEN KILLED AND FOUR OTHER BRITISH SOLDIERS WOUNDED WHEN THEIR PATROL WAS ATTACKED IN SARAWAK, NEAR THE INDONESIAN BORDER.

  • Description

    A CORPORAL HAS BEEN KILLED AND FOUR OTHER BRITISH SOLDIERS WOUNDED WHEN THEIR PATROL WAS ATTACKED IN SARAWAK, NEAR THE INDONESIAN BORDER. THE CLASH WITH THE RAIDERS CAME ABOUT FOUR WEEKS AFTER THE DECLARATION OF A CEASEFIRE IN THE MALAYSIAN STATES OF SARAWAK AND SABAH WHERE SECURITY FORCES HAVE BEEN PATROLLING.

    THE REPORTED CLASH CAME WITHIN 24 HOURS OF A JUNGLE EXERCISE STAGED NEAR MALACCA, MALAYA, BY THE COMMONWEALTH ARMY PLANNING STAFF. IT IS TO GO ON FOR ONE WEEK, ENDING ON THE 28TH. TROOPS INVOLVED ARE FROM THE NEW ZEALAND REGIMENT, FIRST BATTALION, AND MINOR UNITS OF THE 28TH COMMONWEALTH INFANTRY BRIGADE.

    THE EXERCISE IS DESIGNED TO PRACTICE A NEW ZEALAND BATTALION GROUP WITH HELICOPTERS IN A JUNGLE SETTING; THE USE OF AIR TRANSPORT SUPPORT WITH FAR EAST AIR FORCE AIRCRAFT AND THE USE OF BORNEO PACK PONIES IN THE JUNGLE TERRAIN.

    THE NEW ZEALAND SOLDIERS FLEW OUT FROM SINGAPORE TO THE EXERCISE AREA IN AGOSIES, BEVERLY AND HASTINGS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAT5C7VMYSQA6L0VJRYTQYF2N2
    Media URN:
    VLVAAT5C7VMYSQA6L0VJRYTQYF2N2
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/02/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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