• Short Summary

    H.M.S. 'MANXMAN', 2,700-TON BRITISH NAVY MINESWEEPER, STEAMED INTO THE SINGAPORE NAVAL BASE DECEMBER 23 WITH?

  • Description

    H.M.S. 'MANXMAN', 2,700-TON BRITISH NAVY MINESWEEPER, STEAMED INTO THE SINGAPORE NAVAL BASE DECEMBER 23 WITH 300 BRITISH TROOPS FROM SABAH (NORTH BORNEO).

    THEY CONSISTED OF MEMBERS OF THE ROYAL NAVY AND A SMALL DETACHMENT OF ROYAL MARINE COMMANDOS.

    WHILE STATIONED IN TAWAU, SOUTH-EASTERN TIP OF SABAH, THE TROOPS WERE ENGAGED IN PATROLLING THE INLAND WATERS INTERCEPTING INDONESIANS ENTERING THE COUNTRY.

    AT THE WHARF TO WELCOME THEM WERE THEIR FAMILIES.

    SOME SAILORS STOOD ON THE DECK DRESSED AS PIRATES, OTHERS WERE IN FANCY DRESS. A FIVE-FOOT DUMMY SANTA CLAUS WAS STUCK IN THE FUNNEL.

    AFTER THE VESSEL HAD BERTHED, WIVES AND CHILDREN WENT ABOARD. SANTA CLAUS WAS ALSO PRESENT TO DISTRIBUTE PRESENTS TO THE CHILDREN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADV5N6MU6UHKIXIT1JD5ZVX2DD
    Media URN:
    VLVADV5N6MU6UHKIXIT1JD5ZVX2DD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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