• Short Summary

    THE YOUNGEST AIR FORCE IN THE WORLD IS CELEBRATING ITS FIRST BIRTHDAY, AND AT THE KUALA LUMPUR AIRPORT TARMAC, THE ROYAL MALAYAN AIR FORCE HAS PARKED ITS ENTIRE STRENGTH OF TEN PLANES -- SIX CHIPMUNKS, TWO TWIN PIONEERS AND TWO SINGLE PIONEERS.

  • Description

    THE YOUNGEST AIR FORCE IN THE WORLD IS CELEBRATING ITS FIRST BIRTHDAY, AND AT THE KUALA LUMPUR AIRPORT TARMAC, THE ROYAL MALAYAN AIR FORCE HAS PARKED ITS ENTIRE STRENGTH OF TEN PLANES -- SIX CHIPMUNKS, TWO TWIN PIONEERS AND TWO SINGLE PIONEERS.

    PRIME MINISTER DATO ABDUL RAZAK (IN CEREMONIAL UNIFORM AND BLACK CAP) AND HIS WIFE WERE THERE.

    AND THEN THE KING, ACCOMPANIED BY HIS CONSORT, ARRIVED FOR THE CEREMONY AND TOOK THEIR PLACE ON THE SALUTING PLATFORM.

    MORE THAN FIVE HUNDRED GUESTS INCLUDING THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS AND THEIR WIVES WERE PRESENT AT THE FUNCTION.

    MOUNTING A JEEP THE KING INSPECTED THE PARADE. HE WAS ACCOMPANIED BY AIR COMMODORE N. C. HYDE, AIR OFFICER COMMANDING, ROYAL MALAYAN AIR FORCE. THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME THE KING REVIEWED HIS YOUNG AIR FORCE.

    THE KING IN HIS REFERENCE TO THE AIR FORCE SAID IT HAD A LONG WAY TO GO. BUT THOUGHT IT HAD MADE A GOOD START THE KING QUOTED OMAR KHAYYAM TO SAY. "LO, THE BIRD IS ON THE WING"
    THE FORCE TODAY CONSISTS OF SOME TWENTY SIX OFFICERS AND ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY MEN - THE NUCLEUS OF A GROWING DEFENCE ARM - DEVOTED MEN WHO ARE ANXIOUS TO CARVE OUT AN INTERESTING CAREER FOR THEMSELVES IN THE SERVICE OF THE NATION.

    THE ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY MEN OF THE FORCE, DRESSED IN SMART WHITE UNIFORM. SALUTED THE KING. THE FORCE REPRESENTED THE MULTI-RACIAL COMMUNITY OF MALAYA - MALAYS CHINESE AND INDIANS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADO62FASPF86RD7Z3QCFBR5PKH
    Media URN:
    VLVADO62FASPF86RD7Z3QCFBR5PKH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/06/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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