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    President Kenyatta wound up Forces Week in Nairobi yesterday (Saturday) by presenting the Presidential Colours to the Kenya Air Force.

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    President Kenyatta wound up Forces Week in Nairobi yesterday (Saturday) by presenting the Presidential Colours to the Kenya Air Force. The ceremony, said President Canada, marked the maturity of the Air Force and he promised that it would shortly be equipped with more advanced types of aircraft.

    The re-equipping of the Air Force would, said the President, be a mark of recognition for the zeal and dedication shown by Kenya's airmen:
    The Air Force was formed six years ago. Its main task was as an transport force, and it has worked in close co-operation with the ground forces and the Navy.

    Typical operation include photographic reconnaissance flights, supply drops, paratroop exercises and casualty evacuation flights. Most of the aircraft are capable of operating from rough landing strips in remote areas of the country, and they are invaluable for casualty evacuation.

    Earlier this year, the Air Force even mounted a mission to evacuate inmates and staff from a prison cut off by floods. The airmen have also tackled a plague of locusts by aerial spraying in Eastern Ethiopia. And they maintain regular flights to supply isolated garrisons in Kenya with rations and equipment.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABXE5AZAG66HZ83WDWQYQXWCGZ
    Media URN:
    VLVABXE5AZAG66HZ83WDWQYQXWCGZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/10/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:58:00
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    N/A

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