• Short Summary

    KING BHUMIBOL OF THAILAND, ACCOMPANIED BY TAIWAN'S VICE-PRESIDENT, CHENG CHEN, ON FRIDAY, TOURED THE GIANT SHIHMEN DAM WHICH IS NEARING COMPLETION.

  • Description

    KING BHUMIBOL OF THAILAND, ACCOMPANIED BY TAIWAN'S VICE-PRESIDENT, CHENG CHEN, ON FRIDAY, TOURED THE GIANT SHIHMEN DAM WHICH IS NEARING COMPLETION. THE TAIWAN GOVERNMENT HAS SPENT TEN MILLION AMERICAN DOLLARS IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE DAM WHICH IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED SOON.

    LATER IN THE DAY THE KING, AND QUEEN SIRIKIT, WITNESSED A SPECTACULAR AERIAL DISPLAY PERFORMED BY CRACK AIR FORCE PILOTS AT THE CENTRAL TAIWAN KUNGKUAN AIRBASE. THE "THUNDER TIGERS", A TEAM OF NINE F-86 SABREJETS, FLEW IN CLOSE FORMATION AND SKILFULLY EXECUTED SEVERAL ACROBATIC MANOEUVRES TO WIN HIGH PRAISE FROM THE ROYAL VISITORS.

    FOUR F-104 JET FIGHTERS, EQUIPPED WITH AIR-TO-AIR SIDE-WINDER MISSILES TOOK OFF IN THREE MINUTES WHEN KING BHUMIBOL PRESSED A BUTTON FROM THE EMERGENCY CONTROL ROOM AT THE AIRBASE. LATER THE ROYAL COUPLE MET MEMBERS OF THE "THUNDER TIGER" TEAM.

    LATER, THEY VISITED THE PALACE MUSEUM WHERE SEVERAL HUNDREDS OF PRICELESS ART OBJECTS ARE ON DISPLAY. THE ROYAL VISITORS RETURNED TO BANGKOK, THE CAPITAL OF THAILAND, ON SATURDAY AFTER A FOUR-DAY STATE VISIT TO TAIWAN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACK91S6KJ65HVNAP8WDL87M43C
    Media URN:
    VLVACK91S6KJ65HVNAP8WDL87M43C
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/06/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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