• Short Summary

    THIS MORNING AT ELEVEN FIFTEEN FIELD MARSHAL SARIT DHANARAJATA PRIME MINISTER AND COMMANDER IN CHIEF ROYAL THAI ARMY OFFICIALLY OPENED THE SEATO EXERCISE NAMED AFTER HIM.

  • Description

    THIS MORNING AT ELEVEN FIFTEEN FIELD MARSHAL SARIT DHANARAJATA PRIME MINISTER AND COMMANDER IN CHIEF ROYAL THAI ARMY OFFICIALLY OPENED THE SEATO EXERCISE NAMED AFTER HIM.

    EARLIER THE NATIONAL SENIOR COUNCIL REPS ACCOMPANIED BY THEIR SENIOR MILITARY MEMBERS ARRIVED AT THE PARADE GROUND TO RECEIVE A SALUTE FROM A GUARD OF HONOUR COMPOSED OF THAI INF AND AIR FORCE, A? AND NZ INF, US MIL POLAND THAI AIRBORNE AND THAI MARINES.MOUNTING THE DAIS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER THEY STOOD TO ATTENTION WHILE THEIR NATIONAL ANTHEMS WERE PLAYED BY THE BAND OF THE FIRST THAI DIV.AFTER THE PRIME MINISTER HAD TAKEN THE GUARD SALUTE AND A 19 GUN SALUTE, A FLY PAST OF LIGHT AC DROPPED FLOWER PETALS AND NATIONAL FLAGS WHILST THE FLAGS OF SEATO MEMBER NATIONS AUSTRALIA, FRANCE, NEW ZEALAND, PAKISTAN, PHILIPPINES, THAILAND, UNITED KINGDOM AND UNITED STATES FLUTTERED IN A SOFT BREEZE UNDER A DULL SKY.

    LATER, AT THE FORMAL OPENING OF THE EXERCISE, FIELD MARSHAL SARIT DHANARAJATA WELCOMED EVERYBODY ON BEHALF OF SEATO AND IN PARTICULAR THAILAND.HE SAID HOW APPROPRIATE THIS EXERCISE WAS IN VIEW OF THE PRESENT SITUATION IN SE ASIA POINTING OUT THAT THE EXERCISE WAS PLANNED MONTHS AGO.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABS3FFC7UGQKAUQ6P7YIJW2WMY
    Media URN:
    VLVABS3FFC7UGQKAUQ6P7YIJW2WMY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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