• Short Summary

    With a heavily armed escort, Maj-Gen. D.A. Kendrew drove to Akrotiri RAF based on October?

  • Description

    With a heavily armed escort, Maj-Gen. D.A. Kendrew drove to Akrotiri RAF based on October 11 at the end of his two year stay in Cyprus as Director of Military Operations. Before he boarded his plane, the General gave a final message to his troops. "Well done! It will soon be over".

    EOKA terrorists mined Kendrew's car on September 26, while he was driving through Nicosia. The bomb wrecked his vehicle, killed one soldier and injured two others. The General was unhurt.

    Major-General K.T. Darling, a paratrooper with a reputation in the Army for toughness, takes over from Kendrew.

    The outgoing commander has been appointed Director of Infantry and will be based at the War Office, London.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACLENA21TQG3BQES5M3FX3OWCH
    Media URN:
    VLVACLENA21TQG3BQES5M3FX3OWCH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/10/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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