• Short Summary

    BRITISH AND KENYAN PARATROOPS ARE TAKING PART IN COMBINED EXERCISES IN KENYA. THEY BEGAN A?

  • Description

    BRITISH AND KENYAN PARATROOPS ARE TAKING PART IN COMBINED EXERCISES IN KENYA. THEY BEGAN A FORTNIGHT AGO, CONCENTRATING ON MOCK GROUND WARFARE, AND YESTERDAY (MONDAY) AND TODAY THE PARATROOPS SHOWED NEWSMEN WHAT THEY HAD LEARNED.

    THE EXERCISES ARE TAKING PLACE IN A SEALED-OFF REGION AT DOL DOL, NEAR MOUNT KENYA. THEY HAVE A TWO-FOLD PURPOSE: TO GIVE THE KENYANS A TASTE OF LARGE-SCALE OPERATIONS, AND THE BRITISH WHO ARE DUE TO GO TO BRITISH GUIANA LATER THIS YEAR, A TASTE OF TROPICAL CONDITIONS. ABOUT 800 MEN ARE TAKING PART.

    IT IS THE FIRST TIME BRITISH TROOPS HAVE BEEN IN KENYA SINCE DECEMBER LAST YEAR, WHEN THE PERMANENT BRITISH GARRISON LEFT THE COUNTRY. THEY ARE THERE UNDER ARRANGEMENTS MADE BETWEEN THE BRITISH AND KENYAN GOVERNMENTS IN MARCH, 1964.

    THE EXERCISES WILL END NEXT WEEK, WITH A COMBINED PARACHUTE DROP AGAINST MEN OF THE KENYA RIFLES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD5FWVDW8YRI01QCP29E6Q9FG8
    Media URN:
    VLVAD5FWVDW8YRI01QCP29E6Q9FG8
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/08/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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