• Short Summary

    IT'S BEEN ANNOUNCED IN SINGAPORE, THAT THE BIGGEST AIR EXERCISE TO BE HELD IN MALAYSIA WILL BE STAGED ON SATURDAY (JANUARY 16) TO TEST SINGAPORE'S DEFENCES AGAINST AERIAL ATTACK.

  • Description

    IT'S BEEN ANNOUNCED IN SINGAPORE, THAT THE BIGGEST AIR EXERCISE TO BE HELD IN MALAYSIA WILL BE STAGED ON SATURDAY (JANUARY 16) TO TEST SINGAPORE'S DEFENCES AGAINST AERIAL ATTACK. BRITISH AND COMMONWEALTH AIRCRAFT, INCLUDING A NUMBER OF V-BOMBERS, WILL TAKE PART IN THE FIVE-HOUR MOCK BATTLE.

    THERE'S NO INDICATION AS TO THE EXACT NUMBER OF AIRCRAFT THAT WILL TAKE PART, BUT THE 'ENEMY' FORCE WILL INCLUDE BRITISH AND AUSTRALIAN CANBERRA BOMBERS, HUNTER FIGHTERS AND NAVY STRIKE AIRCRAFT.

    THE OBJECT WILL BE TO TEST THE ISLAND'S FIGHTER DEFENCES AS WELL AS ITS RADAR AND ANTI-AIRCRAFT GUNS. THE 'DEFENCE' FORCES WILL CONSIST OF JAVELIN FIGHTERS, AUSTRALIAN SABRE JET, HUNTERS AND ANTI-AIRCRAFT GUNS OF THE THREE SERVICES.

    TENGAH BASE WHICH WILL BE ONE OF THE KEY LINKS IN SATURDAY'S EXERCISE, HAS IN RECENT WEEKS BEEN THE SCENE OF CONSIDERABLE ACTIVITY, JAVELINS FIGHTERS OF NUMBER 60 SQUADRON OF THE R.A.F., HAVE BEEN FLYING FREQUENT PATROLS OVER MALAYSIA, SUPPORTING SEA AND GROUND FORCES IN THE DRIVE AGAINST INFILTRATORS.

    FOR SEVERAL WEEKS PAST THE SQUADRON HAS BEEN ON A 24 HOUR ALERT. IT'S AIRCRAFT HAVE BEEN SCRAMBLED TWO OR THREE TIMES DAILY TO INVESTIGATE AND INTERCEPT UNIDENTIFIED AIRCRAFT, BUT THESE HAVE USUALLY TURNED OUT TO BE CIVIL AIRLINERS FLYING BETWEEN BANGKOK AND DJAKARTA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABKI3C1ZRQH2FB1IVDE4F4XA2M
    Media URN:
    VLVABKI3C1ZRQH2FB1IVDE4F4XA2M
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/01/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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