• Short Summary

    STRONG FORCES OF BRITISH TROOPS ARE BACK IN CYPRUS ON A LARGE SCALE EXERCISE.THEY BELONG?

  • Description

    STRONG FORCES OF BRITISH TROOPS ARE BACK IN CYPRUS ON A LARGE SCALE EXERCISE.THEY BELONG TO 44 INDEPENDENT PARACHUTE BRIGADE GROUP, TERRITORY ARMY WHICH HAS ITS HQ AT THE DUKE OF YORK'S HEADQUARTERS, LONDON, AND DRAWS ITS 14 UNITS FROM VARIOUS PARTS OF UK.THIS IS THE FIRST OVERSEAS EXERCISE OF ITS KIND IN THE HISTORY OF THE TERRITORIAL ARMY.

    SOME 2,400 TERRITORIAL PARACHUTISTS ARE TAKING PART IN EXERCISE "NEW VENTURE", A NEW-STYLE FORM OF ANNUAL CAMP SPLIT INTO TWO PARTS OF A FORTNIGHT EACH TO MAY 4.

    AFTER PARACHUTING ON CYPRUS IN TRANSPORT PLANES FROM BRITAIN, TEST EXERCISES ARE CARRIED OUT LASTING 48 HOURS.THEY'RE SET IN THE WILD TROODOS MOUNTAINS, AND THE TROOPS HAVE TO CLIMB FROM POSITIONS AT SEA LEVEL TO HEIGHTS OF OVER 5,000 FT.IN ADDITION, THEY COVER 40 MILES ON FOOT UNSUPPORTED BY TRANSPORT - ANY SUPPLIES THEY REQUIRE ARE DROPPED TO THEM BY SUPPORT PLANES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABVN17NS2X5MEDQO16FQKOZ7X1
    Media URN:
    VLVABVN17NS2X5MEDQO16FQKOZ7X1
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/04/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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