• Short Summary

    The sole remaining Maltese Territorial Army Regiment want on parade for the last time today (Sunday), before being disbanded in accordance with Prime Minister Dom Miontoff's order for strict economy.

  • Description

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    GV PAN soldiers on parade
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    2.
    SV Civilian officials seated
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    3.
    SV Bring. G. Micallef inspecting guard
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    4.
    SV Regimental pennant
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    5.
    SV Bring. Micallef continuing inspection
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    6.
    SV Officials seated
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    7.
    GV & SV Troops present arms (5 shots)
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    8.
    SV & TV Mobile gun drawn up as brig. Micallof is presented with gun tampion, crowd watch (3 shots)
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    Film of the signing in London has been serviced on Visnews Production No. 3859/72.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The sole remaining Maltese Territorial Army Regiment want on parade for the last time today (Sunday), before being disbanded in accordance with Prime Minister Dom Miontoff's order for strict economy.

    Ironically, the disbanding of the regiment, the 3/11 Regiment, Royal Malta Artillery, came on the very day that Mr. Mintoff signed his defence agreement with Britain. The agreement guarantees Malta 14 million sterling (36 million dollars) in annual rent from Britain and the NATO countries for the use of Malta's defence facilities.

    Two territorial regiments were founded by Britain in colonial times and reverted to Malta on independence in 1964. The other regiment was disbanded some years ago.

    SYNOPSIS: Malta's last remaining territorial regiment went on parade for the last time on Sunday at Fort St. Elmo, on the outskirts of the capital, Valletta.

    Brigadier Micallef, commander of the Maltese land forces, made the last inspection and took the final salute. The territorials were establish in British colonial days and reverted to Malta on independence in 1964.

    They're being disbanded in accordance with orders from Prime Minister Dom Mintoff calling for strict economy. The last parade came on the very day when Mr. Mintoff signed a new agreement in London, under which Malta will get fourteen million sterling from Britain and NATO for the use of the island's military bases.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABE1EUWZ0C1718XIWTQ2KNZIQK
    Media URN:
    VLVABE1EUWZ0C1718XIWTQ2KNZIQK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/03/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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