• Short Summary

    BRITAIN IS SENDING ITS TOUGH FIGHTING RED DEVILS -- PARATROOPS FROM THE FIRST BATTALION OF THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT, - TO ADEN NEXT MONTH.

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    BRITAIN IS SENDING ITS TOUGH FIGHTING RED DEVILS -- PARATROOPS FROM THE FIRST BATTALION OF THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT, - TO ADEN NEXT MONTH. WHILE WAITING FOR THEIR POSTING THE MEN HAVE BEEN TAKING PART, WITH THE 16TH PARACHUTE BRIGADE, IN REHEARSALS FOR A MILITARY REVIEW WHICH QUEEN ELIZABETH WILL ATTEND AT ALDERSHOT ON 24 APRIL.

    THE OCCASION OF HER MAJESTY'S VISIT IS UNIQUE IN THAT ALL UNITS OF THE PARACHUTE BRIGADE WILL BE ON PARADE. THE REVIEW WILL NOT BE A FORMAL PARADE BUT A SPLIT-SECOND PROGRAMME OF DEMONSTRATIONS OF THE CAPABILITIES OF THE AIRBORNE FORCES EXERCISING IN THE FIELD.

    AMONG THE ITEMS THE QUEEN WILL SEE ARE A MASS DROP OF 540 PARACHUTE TROOPS; A FREE FALL DISPLAY BY A JOINT SERVICE TEAM; AND A HELICOPTER-BORNE ASSAULT BY TWO COMPANIES.

    THE FIRST BATTALION IS TO REPLACE THE ROYAL ANGLIANS, WHO HAVE SUFFERED HEAVY CASUALTIES FROM TERRORISTS IN ADEN, IN A ROUTINE RELIEF.

    THE RED DEVILS WERE FORMED BY SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL IN 1944 AND HAVE BEEN ON ACTIVE DUTY EVER SINCE, SEEING ACTION IN CYPRUS AND SUEZ. COLONEL MIKE WALSH, WHO HAS LED HIS MEN INTO ACTION, TOLD REPORTERS: "MEN WHO HAD FINISHED THEIR SERVICE SIGNED ON AGAIN WHEN THEY HEARD WE WERE GOING. THIS KIND OF JOB SUITS US DOWN TO THE GROUND."

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    Film ID:
    VLVACVXLJ9X59GEL3Q2A72F2W16KM
    Media URN:
    VLVACVXLJ9X59GEL3Q2A72F2W16KM
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/04/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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