• Short Summary

    A COMPANY AND A HALF OF GURKHA TROOPS LANDED AT LABUAN AIRPORT LAST WEEK.THEY WERE?

  • Description

    A COMPANY AND A HALF OF GURKHA TROOPS LANDED AT LABUAN AIRPORT LAST WEEK.THEY WERE FLOWN FROM SINGAPORE TO REPLACE UNITS ALREADY IN BRUNEI AND OTHER PARTS OF BRITISH BORNEO.THE REST OF THE BATTALION' IS TRAVELLING TO BRUNEI ON THE COMMANDO CARRIER, H.M.S.ALBION.IT WILL TAKE OVER FROM ANOTHER GURKHA UNIT WHICH TOOK PART IN CRUSHING THE BRUNEI UPRISING AT THE END OF LAST YEAR.

    ALTHOUGH THE FORCES IN BORNEO, ESTIMATED AT NEARLY 4,000 MEN, ARE NOT BEING INCREASED THEY ARE BEING KEPT AT FULL STRENGTH.SOME UNITS ARE REPORTED TO BE OPERATING IN AREAS NEAR THE INDONESIAN BORDER, FOLLOWING THREATS FROM INDONESIA THAT "VOLUNTEERS" MIGHT CROSS THE BORDER TO HELP THE BRUNEI REBELS.

    ADDRESSING A NEWS CONFERENCE AT THE UNITED NATIONS LAST WEEK,THE SECRETARY-GENERAL, U.THANT, WARNED THAT THE BORNEO AREA COULD BECOME A MAJOR TROUBLE SPOT THAT WOULD REQUIRE UNITED NATIONS ACTION.U THANT ADDED THAT HE MIGHT TRY TO DEVISE A FORMULA TO HELP EASE TENSIONS IN THE AREA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABA39F7FZKNLH5TZ895N2B7N2L
    Media URN:
    VLVABA39F7FZKNLH5TZ895N2B7N2L
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/02/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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