• Short Summary

    AN AIRLIFT OF 600 BRITISH TROOPS REINFORCEMENT SENT OT BOLSTER HARD-PRESSED SOUTH ARABIAN GOVERNMENT FORCES IN ANTI-REBEL OPERATIONS IN THE ADEN PROTECTORATE WAS COMPLETED TODAY (MONDAY).

  • Description

    AN AIRLIFT OF 600 BRITISH TROOPS REINFORCEMENT SENT OT BOLSTER HARD-PRESSED SOUTH ARABIAN GOVERNMENT FORCES IN ANTI-REBEL OPERATIONS IN THE ADEN PROTECTORATE WAS COMPLETED TODAY (MONDAY). THEY WERE FLOWN IN FROM BRITAIN AT THE REQUEST OF THE SOUTH ARABIAN GOVERNMENT.

    A FORWARD CAMP FOR BRITISH TROOPS HAS BEEN SET UP AT THUMIER, 50 MILES NORTH OF ADEN, WHICH IS ON THE ROAD THROUGH THE MOUNTAINS TO DHALA NEAR THE YEMENI BORDER. AMONG THE MILITARY ELEMENTS THERE ARE ROYAL MARINE COMMANDOS, THE SPECIAL AIR SERVICE, THE ROYAL TANK REGIMENT, THE 16/5 ROYAL LANCERS AND THE 3RD ROYAL HORSE ARTILLERY. R.A.F., NAVY AND ARMY HELICOPTERS AND PANES OPERATE FROM THE AIRSTRIP AT THUMIER, PROVIDING FAST MOBILITY FOR THE GOVERNMENT FORCES IN THIS SUN-BAKED AREA OF JAGGED MOUNTAIN RANGES.

    (TWO BRITISH SOLDIERS WERE KILLED BY THE REBEL TRIBESMEN LAST THURSDAY. TODAY, SIR ALEC DOUGLAS-HOME, THE BRITISH PRIME MINISTER, TOLD THE HOUSE OF COMMONS HE WAS STILL AWAITING DENIAL OR CONFIRMATION OF THE REPORT THAT THE TWO MEN HAD BEEN BEHEADED AND THEIR HEADS EXHIBITED IN TAIZ, TWIN CAPITAL OF THE YEMEN.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB6FY63L0YMHGIF1U3W0GOXVQ4
    Media URN:
    VLVAB6FY63L0YMHGIF1U3W0GOXVQ4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/05/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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