• Short Summary

    IN BRITISH BORNEO, R.A.F.AIRCRAFT HAVE PLAYED A VITAL ROLE IN GETTING FOOD AND OTHER SUPPLIES?

  • Description

    IN BRITISH BORNEO, R.A.F.AIRCRAFT HAVE PLAYED A VITAL ROLE IN GETTING FOOD AND OTHER SUPPLIES TO VILLAGE PEOPLE STRANDED BY THE DISASTROUS IN BRUNEI AND SARAWAK.

    THESE AIRCRAFT WENT TO BORNEO LAST MONTH TO FLY IN TROOPS TO PUT DOWN THE REBELLION.BUT NOW THE PILOTS AND GROUND CREW ARE HELPING TO PREVENT STARVATION AND SICKNESS FOLLOWING THE WORST FLOODS IN BORNEO'S MEMORY.

    AT THE WORST STAGES OF THE FLOOD, PLANES WERE FLYING THROUGHOUT THE DAY DROPPING RELIEF SUPPLIES BY PARACHUTE OR OFF-LOADING TO NAVY HELICOPTERS WHICH COULD LAND IN THE VILLAGES.

    THE AIRPORT AT LABUAN, AN ISLAND OFF THE COAST OF BRUNEI, WAS THE CENTRE OF THESE FLOOD RELIEF OPERATIONS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABIVFMW30ECZX4HR2M26YDNXI0
    Media URN:
    VLVABIVFMW30ECZX4HR2M26YDNXI0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/01/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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