• Short Summary

    AIRCRAFT PILOTS ARE IN GREAT DEMAND TODAY IN SOUTH VIETNAM. THIRTY PILOTS, WHO GRADUATED RECENTLY,?

  • Description

    AIRCRAFT PILOTS ARE IN GREAT DEMAND TODAY IN SOUTH VIETNAM. THIRTY PILOTS, WHO GRADUATED RECENTLY, OBTAINED THEIR WINGS FROM THE PRIME MINISTER, AIR MARSHAL NGUYEN CAO KY, DURING THE CELEBRATION OF AIR FORCE DAY HELD IN NHA TRANG, ABOUT 200 MILES (325 KILOMETRES) NORTHEAST OF SAIGON, ON SATURDAY.

    THE CELEBRATION WAS ATTENDED WAS ATTENDED BY MEMBERS OF THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS, HIGH RANKING MEMBERS OF THE VIETNAMESE ARMED FORCES AND AMERICAN MILITARY PERSONNEL.

    AIR MARSHAL KY, WHO IS COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THE VIETNAMESE AIR FORCE, INSPECTED A GUARD OF HONOUR PROVIDED BY THE AIR FORCE. AFTERWARDS HE PINNED THE WINGS ON THE THIRTY YOUNG PILOTS. IN HIS SPEECH, AIR MARSHAL KY STRESSED THE NEED FOR EXPANDING THE AIR FORCE IN VIEW OF INCREASED VIETCONG ACTIVITIES IN THE COUNTRY.

    NHA TRANG RESIDENTS WERE OUT IN STRENGTH TO WATCH THE CELEBRATION. IT ENDED WITH A BOMBING DEMONSTRATION AT TARGETS PLACED IN THE SEA. NAPALM BOMBS WERE USED IN THE DEMONSTRATION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE37GOBBYX8EU5Z7B6DI32NDJ
    Media URN:
    VLVAE37GOBBYX8EU5Z7B6DI32NDJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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