• Short Summary

    Ships of the British, Australian and New Zealand navies sailed past Singapore on Sunday (31 October) to mark the end of the Royal Navy's Far East Command.

  • Description

    Ships of the British, Australian and New Zealand navies sailed past Singapore on Sunday (31 October) to mark the end of the Royal Navy's Far East Command.

    The Command, which stretched from East Africa to the Pacific and from Nepal in the north to Australia in the south, had been in existence for more than 150 years. It is to be replaced by in the Singapore-Malaysia area by a 7,000-strong combined British, Australian and New Zealand force which includes an infantry brigade with one battalion from each of the three countries.

    The end of the Command punctuates further the contraction of the British Empire in which Singapore Island was a strategic keystone for the defence and protection of vital sea routes.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADKZZ7ES5BIZ864VO4JIXMHE38
    Media URN:
    VLVADKZZ7ES5BIZ864VO4JIXMHE38
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/11/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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