• Short Summary

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

  • Description

    1.
    LS LABUAN AIRPORT
    3 ft

    2.
    LS LABUAN CONTROL TOWER
    5 ft

    3.
    MLS/MS UNLOADING SUPPLIES FROM TRUCK (2 SHOTS)
    11 ft

    4.
    MS LOADING SUPPLIES INTO BEVERLEY TRANSPORT
    16 ft

    5.
    LS - DO. -
    18 ft

    6.
    LS/MLS LOADING INTO TWIN PIONEER AIRCRAFT
    22 ft

    7.
    CU/MS SUPPLIES READY FOR DROPPING BY PARACHUTE LOADED INTO TWIN PIONEER
    35 ft

    8.
    LS TWIN PIONEER READY TO TAKE OFF
    36 1/2 ft

    9.
    MLS TAKING OFF
    41 1/2 ft

    10.
    LS - DO. - (2 SHOTS)
    54 ft



    Initials LCS/S/MK/GAP/AMR



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: 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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