• Short Summary

    AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTER JOHN GORTON AND HIS WIFE BETTINA, ENDED THEIR MALAYSIAN VISIT BY TOURING TWO AUSTRALIAN BASES- AT MALACCA AND BUTTERWORTH.

  • Description

    AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTER JOHN GORTON AND HIS WIFE BETTINA, ENDED THEIR MALAYSIAN VISIT BY TOURING TWO AUSTRALIAN BASES- AT MALACCA AND BUTTERWORTH.

    A HELICOPTER OF THE MALAYSIAN AIR FORCE FLEW THEM TO THE TWO BASES.

    AS THE HELICOPTER FLEW OVER THE WEST COAST, THE GORTONS WERE BRIEFED BY COLONEL C.T. DIXON, AUSTRALIAN SERVICE ADVISER.

    AUSTRALIAN FORCES BASED AT TERENDAK IN MALACCA WERE OUT IN FORCE TO WELCOME THE GORTONS.

    TERENDAK CAMP HOUSES THE 28 COMMONWEALTH INFANTRY BRIGADE WHICH TOOK SEVEN YEARS TO COMPLETE CONSTRUCTION.

    THE CAMP COMPRISES OF 1,500 ACRES, WITH A FURTHER 3,500 ACRES OF TRAINING AREAS AND RANGERS. THE LAND IS HELD ON A 30 YEAR LEASE FROM THE MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT.

    THE VISITORS WERE WELCOMED BY BRIGADE-GENERAL P.L. TANCRED, COMMANDING OFFICER OF THE 28TH COMMONWEALTH BRIGADE.

    MR. GORTON INTERRUPTED AN AUSTRALIAN MORTAR CREW IN TRAINING AND TRIED HIS HANDS AT IT....CONTINUING HIS TOUR, HE SAW OTHERS AT THE FIRING RANGE.

    FROM MALACCA THE GORTONS WINGED THEIR WAY TO BUTTERWORTH, FURTHER NORTH, WHERE AN AUSTRALIAN AIR BASE IS SITUATED.

    THE AIRCRAFT CONSISTS OF THE LATEST MIRAGE AND SABRE JET FIGHTERS.

    MR. GORTON, BEING A FIGHTER PILOT DURING WAR TWO, INSPECTED A MIRACLE FIGHTER. IT BROUGHT BACK MEMORIES....
    THE PRIME MINISTER ME HIS WARTIME COLLEAGUE, GROUP CAPTAIN R.H. GLASSOP, AIR STAFF OFFICER AT BUTTERWORTH.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADHOQTM8IMP2GIKXHP85GNUWU4
    Media URN:
    VLVADHOQTM8IMP2GIKXHP85GNUWU4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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