• Short Summary

    BRITISH TROOPS YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) BEGAN THE FINAL PHASE OF THEIR EVACUATION OF ADEN. THEY'RE PULLING?

  • Description

    BRITISH TROOPS YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) BEGAN THE FINAL PHASE OF THEIR EVACUATION OF ADEN. THEY'RE PULLING OUT AFTER 129 YEARS OF BRITISH PRESENCE IN THE COLONY, WHICH WILL BECOME PART OF INDEPENDENT SOUTH ARABIA NEXT THURSDAY.

    BY INDEPENDENCE, 4,500 SOLDIERS WILL HAVE BEEN AIRLIFTED OUT OF ADEN TO BAHREIN, AND THEN ONWARDS TO BRITAIN. YESTERDAY THE ROYAL TRANSPORT CORPS LEFT THEIR SHORE BASE TO COORDINATE THE EVACUATION FORM A SHIP OFF ADEN.

    ON THE DOCKSIDE, ROYAL MARINE COMMANDOS WERE LOADING THEIR PERSONAL LUGGAGE. HELICOPTER FERRIED IT OUT TO ROYAL NAVY VESSELS STANDING OFF ADEN.

    THE HEAVY EQUIPMENT...ARMOURED CARS, WEAPONS AND COMMUNICATIONS GEAR...WILL BE TAKEN OUT TO THE SHIPS ON LANDING CRAFT.

    THE BRITISH FORCES WILL HAND OVER CONTROL OF ADEN SECTOR BY SECTOR TO THE SOUTH ARABIAN ARMY DURING THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

    BY 21 DECEMBER, THE ONLY BRITONS LEFT IN ADEN WILL BE A FEW CIVILIANS, MOST OF THEM TECHNICIANS WORKING AT THE OIL REFINERY OF IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE67QWVWOZM8YIZMQNQ47JORXK
    Media URN:
    VLVAE67QWVWOZM8YIZMQNQ47JORXK
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/11/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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