• Short Summary

    A GRAND TATTOO STAGED BY THE KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS, WHO ARRIVED RECENTLY IN ADEN, OFFICIALLY OPENED ARMED FORCES WEEK MAR 26, AT WATERLOO BARRACKS IN THE BRITISH CROWN COLONY AND MILITARY BASE ON THE SOUTHERN COAST OF ARABIA.

  • Description

    A GRAND TATTOO STAGED BY THE KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS, WHO ARRIVED RECENTLY IN ADEN, OFFICIALLY OPENED ARMED FORCES WEEK MAR 26, AT WATERLOO BARRACKS IN THE BRITISH CROWN COLONY AND MILITARY BASE ON THE SOUTHERN COAST OF ARABIA.

    GENERAL JAMES ROBERTSON, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING LAND FORCE, MIDDLE EAST COMMAND, ADEN, WAS AMONG OFFICERS WATCHING A SPLENDID TURNOUT LED BY THE PIPES AND DRUMS OF THE BORDERERS' RESIDENT GARRISON BATTALION. ALMOST CONTINUOUSLY ON OVERSEAS SERVICE SINCE 1948, THE SCOTTISH BATTALION NOW FORMS ONE OF THE 40-ODD ARMY UNITS STATIONED IN ADEN'S FOUR MAIN ENCAMPMENTS.

    A SPECTACULAR DISPLAY WAS GIVEN AT THE TATTOO BY THE CAMEL CORPS OF THE FEDERAL REGULAR ARMY. THIS FORCE, KNOWN EARLIER AS THE ADEN PROTECTORATE LEVIES, CAME UNDER ARAB CONTROL LAST NOVEMBER, TWO-AND-A-HALF YEARS AFTER ARAB LEADERS IN THE ADEN PROTECTORATE, WHICH ADJOINS THE COLONY, HAD FORMED A FEDERATION TO OFFER CONCERTED RESISTANCE TO REPEATED INCURSIONS FROM THE YEMEN.

    ADEN'S LAST OFFICIAL VISITOR FROM BRITAIN, MR. PROFUMO, STATE SECRETARY FOR WAR, SAID THE ARMY WERE BEGINNING A FURTHER LARGE-SCALE BUILDING PROGRAMME, INCLUDING A NEW CANTONMENT AT LITTLE ADEN. THE BASE WAS TO BE BUILT UP TO AN EXTENT COMMENSURATE WITH BRITAIN'S COMMITMENTS IN THE AREA. ADEN'S NEXT VISITORS, DURING ARMED FORCES WEEK, WILL BE DEFENCE MINISTER WATKINSON, AT PRESENT ON A FORTNIGHT'S TOUR OF THE MIDDLE AND FAR EAST.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADRVYD10Y2Y8ZP2NVKMIMQTXS5
    Media URN:
    VLVADRVYD10Y2Y8ZP2NVKMIMQTXS5
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/03/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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