• Short Summary

    British and Maltese forces cooperated on Thursday (6 January) in the air-sea rescue of three crewmen of a British helicopter which plunged into the sea during an exercise.

  • Description

    British and Maltese forces cooperated on Thursday (6 January) in the air-sea rescue of three crewmen of a British helicopter which plunged into the sea during an exercise. The pilot's mayday call was answered by other helicopters from the cruiser Blake, an RAF launch, a boat used by a British film company and a launch of the Malta Land Force.The crew of three were unhurt.

    Meanwhile preparations for the British withdrawal from the island continued as teachers packed supplies in the closed British schools and families went to emergency information centres.

    Malta's Roman Catholic leader, Archbishop Gonzi, flew to Rome on Thursday, and there was speculation that he had plans to mediate in the crisis with Britain. The 85-year-old Prelate's doctor said the Archbishop was too busy to speak to reporters.

    This film has natural sound throughout.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACDK114RKMISTD7UXQHKLNQQ8A
    Media URN:
    VLVACDK114RKMISTD7UXQHKLNQQ8A
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/01/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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