• Short Summary

    A CREW OF SOUTH VIETNAMESE NAVY MEN HAVE JUST COMPLETED TRAINING ABOARD A PATROL CRAFT AT NORFOLK, VIRGINIA.

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    A CREW OF SOUTH VIETNAMESE NAVY MEN HAVE JUST COMPLETED TRAINING ABOARD A PATROL CRAFT AT NORFOLK, VIRGINIA. THE VESSEL WAS TURNED OVER TO THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE NAVY LAST JANUARY, AND THE MEN WERE FLOWN OVER FROM SAIGON TO UNDERGO TRAINING.

    THEY WERE INSTRUCTED IN VARIOUS ASPECTS OF OPERATING THE CRAFT, LEARNING TO FIRE HER POM-POM AND OTHER ANTI-AIRCRAFT GUNS, HOW TO RUN THE ENGINES AND THE FINER ARTS OF NAVIGATION AND SIGNALLING.

    FULLY BRIEFED, THE CREW PUT TO SEA TO TEST THEIR NEWLY-ACQUIRED KNOWLEDGE. THE RESULT: THE "OKAY " TO SAIL FOR SOUTH VIETNAM.

    THIS IS ANOTHER PHASE OF THE 3,000 MILLION DOLLARS' WORTH OF FINANCIAL AND MILITARY AID THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT HAS PUMPED INTO THE COMMUNIST-THREATENED COUNTRY.

    RECENTLY, THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT ASKED THE UNITED STATES FOR AN ADDITIONAL 25 MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR, PARTLY SO THAT SHE COULD BOOST HER NAVY WITH THE SMALL CRAFT NECESSARY TO STEP UP SEA AND RIVER PATROLS AGAINST THE ARMS SMUGGLING AND REBEL INFILTRATION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACG9Y3XQ4VJOUHBLH4EQH6EX6K
    Media URN:
    VLVACG9Y3XQ4VJOUHBLH4EQH6EX6K
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/03/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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