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    KING GUSTAF OF SWEDEN IS ON A THREE-WEEK VISIT TO BRITAIN. HE WAS IN EDINBURGH?

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    KING GUSTAF OF SWEDEN IS ON A THREE-WEEK VISIT TO BRITAIN. HE WAS IN EDINBURGH TODAY (SATURDAY) TO INSPECT THE FIRST BATTALION OF THE CAMEROONIANS (SCOTTISH RIFLES), OF WHICH HE HAS BEEN COLONEL-IN-CHIEF SINCE 1956.

    ALTHOUGH THE CAMEROONIANS HAVE BEEN IN SWEDEN ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS, TODAY WAS THE FIRST TIME THEY HAD BEEN VISITED BY THE KING. IT IS THE ONLY ONE OF SCOTLAND'S EIGHT REGIMENTS TO HAVE A FOREIGN MONARCH AS COLONEL-IN-CHIEF.

    KING GUSTAF WAS DRESSED IN A DARK GREEN TUNIC WITH TROUSERS OF THE DOUGLAS GLAN TARTAN. SOME 300 CAMEROONIANS TOOK PART IN THE MARCH-PAST IN GOLD WEATHER.

    THE SWEDISH MONARCH, WHO IS 82, SPOKE TO THE TROOPS ABOUT THE REGIMENT'S "SPLENDID TRADITIONS...THE OLD FIGHTING SPIRIT OF THE CAMEROONIANS, THEIR ESPRIT-DE-CORPS, THEIR GOOD DISCIPLINE, THEIR COURAGE AND LOYALTY HAVE REMAINED AS HIGH AS EVER."
    THE KING, WHO IS A TEETOTALLER, HELPED STIR A BOTTLE OF BRANDY INTO THE REGIMENT'S CHRISTMAS PUDDING MIXTURE. FROM THE KITCHEN, THE KING WENT TO THE DINING HALL WHERE HE WAS TOASTED -- IN BARLEY WATER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADFKLOURJIELCTGXUXHK1RLSVG
    Media URN:
    VLVADFKLOURJIELCTGXUXHK1RLSVG
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/11/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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