• Short Summary

    AN EIGHTY-DAY COMMONWEALTH BRIGADE EXERCISE IS TAKING PLACE IN CENTRAL MALAYA. IT STARTED ON JULY?

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    AN EIGHTY-DAY COMMONWEALTH BRIGADE EXERCISE IS TAKING PLACE IN CENTRAL MALAYA. IT STARTED ON JULY 16 AND INVOLVES BRITISH COMMANDOS, THE 28TH COMMONWEALTH BRIGADE AND AIRCRAFT FROM THE ROYAL AIR FORCE AND ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE.

    THE AIM OF THE EXERCISE, CODE NAMED "RAVEN", IS TO ENABLE THE BRIGADE TO PRACTISE SWIFT DEPLOYMENT IN A TROPICAL COUNTRY, USING AIR PORTABLE EQUIPMENT IN THE INITIAL STAGES.

    BATTLE STIMULATION NOISES ARE BEING USED. AIRCRAFT TAKING PART, INCLUDE HELICOPTERS, JET FIGHTERS, FREIGHTERS AND LIGHT AIRCRAFT OF THE ARMY AUR CORPS.

    THE COMMANDOS ARE IN OVERALL COMMAND OF THE OPERATION; ATTACK AND DEFENCE TACTICS ARE BEING CARRIED OUT BY THE BRITISH, AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND INFANTRY.

    'ENEMY SOLDIERS' WEAR JUNGLE HATS WITH THE SIDE BRIMS TURNED IN TO MAKE A PEAK AT THE FRONT. THEIR VEHICLES HAVE RED CROSSES DISPLAYED ON THE WINDSCREEN, WHILE 'FRIENDLY FORCES' WEAR NORMAL JUNGLE GREEN UNIFORMS WITH NO DISTINGUISHING MARKS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADB3CNQTFVXKG3OAMY02YFYBOE
    Media URN:
    VLVADB3CNQTFVXKG3OAMY02YFYBOE
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/07/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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