• Short Summary

    Santa Claus was on his way with a big present for the British troops in Cyprus when 20 soldier's wives and 45 children were taken by a chartered DC-6-B of Eagle Airways to trouble island Dec 23.

  • Description

    Santa Claus was on his way with a big present for the British troops in Cyprus when 20 soldier's wives and 45 children were taken by a chartered DC-6-B of Eagle Airways to trouble island Dec 23.

    The Christmas surprise party boarded the plane at Blackbushe airport, 30 miles west of London. During the nine hour flight the children received gifts from Father Christmas and joined an RAF padre in carol singing before they snuggled down for a comfortable night's rest.

    At Nicosia airport their fathers were waiting to meet them as the DC-6-B touched down. Wives and children were warmly welcomed and happily reunited families now look forward to a Merry Christmas.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACIH7FT4H6IGIZRQLMNH2VILML
    Media URN:
    VLVACIH7FT4H6IGIZRQLMNH2VILML
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/12/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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