• Short Summary

    AUSTER PLANES ARE BEING USED BY THE BRITISH ARMY AIR CORPS IN MALAYSIAN BORNEO TO SEEK, PHOTOGRAPH AND OBSERVE ENEMY POSITIONS CLOSE TO THE INDONESIAN BORDER AND INSIDE MALAYSIAN TERRITORY.

  • Description

    AUSTER PLANES ARE BEING USED BY THE BRITISH ARMY AIR CORPS IN MALAYSIAN BORNEO TO SEEK, PHOTOGRAPH AND OBSERVE ENEMY POSITIONS CLOSE TO THE INDONESIAN BORDER AND INSIDE MALAYSIAN TERRITORY.

    THE INFORMATION GATHERED IS FORWARDED TO A JOINT OPERATION CENTRE, WHERE IT IS CORRELATED. THESE AIRCRAFT OF 656 SQUADRON, OPERATE FROM KUCHING, THE CAPITAL OF SARAWAK, AND OTHER STATIONS NEAR THE INDONESIAN BORDER.

    WITH A CRUISING SPEED OF BETWEEN 50 TO 60 MILES PER HOUR, THE AUSTER, ENABLES DETAILED RECONNAISSANCE WORK TO BE CARRIED OUT UNDER ALL CONDITIONS. THEY ARE CONSIDERED BY ARMY AUTHORITIES TO B EA VITAL LINK IN THE SARAWAK MILITARY OPERATIONS.

    THE MANOEUVRABILITY OF THE AUSTER, ENABLES THE PILOT T FLY AT LOW ALTITUDES -- AT TIMES ONLY A FEW FEET ABOVE THE RIVER LEVEL AND MOUNTAINOUS JUNGLES.

    EVERYTHING IS INVESTIGATED -- VILLAGES, RIVERS, SWAMP AREAS, JUNGLE AND MOUNTAINS. NO STONE IS LEFT UNTURNED. THESE AIRCRAFT ARE PARTICULARLY USEFUL BECAUSE OF THEIR SLOW FLYING SPEED AND RELIABILITY, DESIGNED FOR OBSERVATION PURPOSES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADTBUX62ECRGH0KNZOGE1KF3P5
    Media URN:
    VLVADTBUX62ECRGH0KNZOGE1KF3P5
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/03/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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