• Short Summary

    ONE HUNDRED "EVER-READIES" - BRITAIN'S LATEST PART-TIME SOLDIERS - FLEW INTO SINGAPORE ON APRIL 19 FOR A TEN-DAY FAR EAST TRAINING COURSE.

  • Description

    1.
    LS "EVER-READIES" COMING OUT OF AIRPORT BUILDING
    3 1/2 ft

    2.
    MS (PAN) WALKING TO WAITING ARMY VEHICLES
    8 1/2 ft

    3.
    MS MAJOR J. M. VILLIERS-STUART (CENTRE, WEARING HAT) OF ISLE OF SKYE, NORTH WEST COAST OF SCOTLAND, ROLE-CALLING, ON HIS LEFT, LT. A. J. DUNCAN OF SOUTHPORT.
    10 1/2 ft

    4.
    MS THEY BOARDING ARMY VEHICLE
    15 ft

    5.
    CU TRANSIT LOUNGE AT AIRPORT BUILDING
    16 1/2 ft

    6.
    MS HONG KONG-BOUND "EVER READIES" EATING
    18 1/2 ft

    7.
    LS (PAN) - DO. -
    24 ft

    8.
    MS SIGN AT SINGAPORE ARMY CAMP
    26 ft

    9.
    MLS "EVER-READIES" SEATED FOR BRIEFING
    30 ft

    10.
    CU COLONEL KEITH COLEMAN, STAFF OFFICER OF THE ARMY TRAINING SCHOOL IN FAR EAST, WELCOMING THEM
    32 ft

    11.
    LS - DO. -
    34 1/2 ft

    12.
    MS CPL. NORMAN HARRIS OF NOTTINGHAM (LEFT) AND SGT. COLLIN JAMIESON OF NEWSCASTLE (RIGHT WITH SPECTACLES)
    37 1/2 ft

    13.
    MS MAJOR TED ROBERTS LECTURING ON TROPICAL DISEASES
    39 ft

    14.
    MS KITS ON TABLE AND FLOOR
    40 1/2 ft

    15.
    MLS (PAN) TROOPS RECEIVING THEIR KITS
    43 1/2 ft

    16.
    MS LANCE CORPORAL PETER FEWKES OF NOTTINGHAM TRYING ON JUNGLE HAT
    46 1/2 ft

    17.
    MS CPL. J. E. PLANTER OF MANSFIELD TRYING ON JUNGLE-GREEN JACKET
    51 ft

    18.
    LS ARMOURED CARS
    52 1/2 ft

    19.
    MLS GROUP OF "EVER-READIES" LOOKING AT ARMOURED CAR ENGINE
    54 1/2 ft

    20.
    CU CRAFTSMAN KEITH COX OF STRATFORD-ON-AVON (LEFT) AND CAPTAIN GEORGE BATHURST OF CIRENCESTER (RIGHT)
    56 ft

    21.
    CU CRAFTSMAN PETE MOUND OF STRATFORD-ON-AVON
    57 1/2 ft

    22.
    MLS FERRET DRIVING THROUGH A ROAD IN THE JUNGLE
    63 1/2 ft

    23.
    MLS FOLLOWED BY ARMOURED CAR
    67 ft



    Initials CAR/S/MK/GAP/AMR



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: ONE HUNDRED "EVER-READIES" - BRITAIN'S LATEST PART-TIME SOLDIERS - FLEW INTO SINGAPORE ON APRIL 19 FOR A TEN-DAY FAR EAST TRAINING COURSE.

    THE TROOPS, MEMBERS OF THE NEW SPECIALISED BRANCH OF THE TERRITORIAL ARMY, DURING THEIR STAY, WILL BE INTEGRATED WITH THE WORKING BRITISH ARMY UNITS IN SINGAPORE AND MALAYA TO WHICH THEY WOULD BE SENT IN EMERGENCIES.

    AT A SINGAPORE BRITISH ARMY CAMP, THE TROOPS WERE BRIEFED ON TROPICAL DISEASES BY MAJOR TED ROBERTS, CHIEF INSTRUCTION OF THE BRITISH ARMY SCHOOL OF HEALTH. LATER, THEY WERE GIVEN ARMY KITS.

    SOME HOURS LATER, HALF OF THE TROOPS LEFT IN ARMY TRUCKS FOR THE TERENDAK CAMP - A BRITISH ARMY CANTONMENT IN MALACCA, WEST OF MALAYA.

    THE FOLLOWING DAY, APRIL 20, THE OTHER HALF WERE PLACED IN VARIOUS ARMY UNITS, INCLUDING THE ARMOURED CARS. LATER IN THE DAY, A FEW OF THEM DROVE IN ARMOURED CARS ALONG JUNGLE ROADS.

    THE "EVER-READIES" ARE SCHEDULED FOR JUNGLE TRAINING NEARLY NEXT WEEK.

    EARLIER, ANOTHER HUNDRED OF THEM STOPPED IN SINGAPORE FOR AN HOUR ON THEIR WAY TO THE BRITISH COLONY OF HONG KONG.

    THE 200 "EVER-READIES" WERE THE FIRST BATCH OUT OF THE 4,500-STRONG IN BRITAIN, TO BE SENT OUT TO THE FAR EAST FOR SPECIALIST TRAINING.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADUUY9PHEQX8SWJMFP0VMRIGNF
    Media URN:
    VLVADUUY9PHEQX8SWJMFP0VMRIGNF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/04/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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