• Short Summary

    IN A NEW STEP TO IMPROVE INTERNAL SECURITY, IN SOUTHERN RHODESIA, AN AIR WING HAS BEEN FORMED OF EX-ROYAL AIRFORCE PILOTS, NOW RESERVES OF THE BRITISH SOUTH AFRICA POLICE.

  • Description

    IN A NEW STEP TO IMPROVE INTERNAL SECURITY, IN SOUTHERN RHODESIA, AN AIR WING HAS BEEN FORMED OF EX-ROYAL AIRFORCE PILOTS, NOW RESERVES OF THE BRITISH SOUTH AFRICA POLICE. ON MAY 13, SIXTEEN AIRCRAFT OF THE WING CARRIED OUT A TRAINING EXERCISE IN THE SINOIA AREA OF SOUTHERN RHODESIA.

    THE DUTIES OF THE WING, WILL COVER CALLS TO RIOTS OR SIMILAR DISTURBANCES, OR WHEN SPOTTER OR LIAISON AIRCRAFT ARE REQUIRED. MANY OF THE PLANES BELONG TO FARMERS, WHO HAVE THEIR OWN AIRSTRIPS. OTHERS BELONG TO A CHARTER COMPANY, WHO LEND THEM TO THE POLICE.

    ON THE EXERCISE, RADIO PROCEDURE, NAVIGATION, GROUND SIGNAL READING, MESSAGE DROPPING AND CO-OPERATION WITH GROUND FORCES, WERE CAREFULLY DRILLED. WOMEN MEMBERS OF THE RADIO SECTION OF THE RESERVE OPERATED THE GROUND RADIO CONTROL.

    AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE EXERCISE, THE FLIGHTS TAKING PART, PARADED IN FRONT OF THEIR AIRCRAFT ON THE SINOIA LANDING STRIP AND WERE PRESENTED WITH THEIR WINGS AND BREVETS BY THE GOVERNOR OF SOUTHERN RHODESIA, SIR HUMPHREY GIBBS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAYA0E00X8EBSMY0FZI020YFNP
    Media URN:
    VLVAAYA0E00X8EBSMY0FZI020YFNP
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/05/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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