• Short Summary

    SIX HUNDRED MEN OF THE 40 COMMANDO, ROYAL MARINES AND THE BRITISH AIRCRAFT CARRIER, BULWARK, HAVE CONCLUDED A SUCCESSFUL TWO-DAY ASSAULT EXERCISE 'QUICKDIP' ON THE EAST COAST OF JOHORE, SOUTHERN MALAYA.

  • Description

    SIX HUNDRED MEN OF THE 40 COMMANDO, ROYAL MARINES AND THE BRITISH AIRCRAFT CARRIER, BULWARK, HAVE CONCLUDED A SUCCESSFUL TWO-DAY ASSAULT EXERCISE 'QUICKDIP' ON THE EAST COAST OF JOHORE, SOUTHERN MALAYA.

    THE COMMANDOS AND THE BULWARK WERE PREPARING FOR THE ANNUAL SOUTH-EAST ASIA TREATY ORGANISATION EXERCISE CODE-NAMED 'LITGAS' TO BE HELD AT THE PHILIPPINES SHORTLY.

    THE EXERCISE IS BEING SPONSORED BY THE UNITED STATES, AND WILL CONCLUDE WITH AN AMPHIBIOUS AIRBORNE ASSAULT BY UNITS OF OTHER S.E.A.T.O. NAVIES.

    THE COMMANDOS AND THEIR SUPPORTING ROYAL ARTILLERY GUNNER BATTERY WERE BROUGHT ASHORE BY NAVAL HELICOPTERS AND ASSAULT LANDING CRAFT OF THE BULWARK.

    THE ROYAL MARINES HAVE JUST RETURNED FROM A YEAR'S DUTY IN MALAYSIAN BORNEO IN OPERATIONS AGAINST INDONESIAN INSURGENTS.

    MOST OF BULWARK'S HELICOPTERS ARE STILL IN BORNEO AND THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME IN NEARLY EIGHTEEN MONTHS THAT A HELICOPTER ASSAULT HAS BEEN MADE POSSIBLE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABR03UAQHHR3288O8BX7I9WBZI
    Media URN:
    VLVABR03UAQHHR3288O8BX7I9WBZI
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/05/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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