• Short Summary

    BRITISH TROOPS COMPLETED THEIR WITHDRAWAL TODAY (MONDAY) FROM OUTLYING SECTORS OF ADEN, AND ARE NOW WAITING TO BE FLOWN HOME.

  • Description

    BRITISH TROOPS COMPLETED THEIR WITHDRAWAL TODAY (MONDAY) FROM OUTLYING SECTORS OF ADEN, AND ARE NOW WAITING TO BE FLOWN HOME. YESTERDAY THOUSANDS OF CHEERING ADENIS POURED INTO THE STREETS, CELEBRATING THE TRANSFER OF POWER AFTER 129 YEARS OF FOREIGN RULE.

    BRITAIN HAS PROMISED TO HAVE ALL OF ITS MEN OUT OF ADEN BY THURSDAY. THE FINAL STAGE IN THE WITHDRAWAL PROGRAMME WILL IN FACT OCCUR ON THURSDAY, WHEN THE LAST BRITISH SOLDIER IS AIRLIFTED FROM KHORMAKSAR AIR BASE TO A NAVY TASK FORCE OFFSHORE.

    YESTERDAY'S CROWDS SANG, SHOUTED, AND WAVED THE RED WHITE AND BLACK OF THE NATIONAL LIBERATION FRONT. IN SOME AREAS MEN WERE BUSY TEARING DOWN CONCRETE WALLS BUILT BY BRITISH TROOPS TO ISOLATE DISTRICTS WHERE TERRORISM WAS RIFE.

    OFF-DUTY SOUTH ARABIAN SOLDIERS, WHO HAD TAKEN OVER FROM THE BRITISH TROOPS, JOINED THE CELEBRATIONS.

    THERE WERE BRIEF CEREMONIES AS BRITISH OFFICERS PASSED ON COMMAND TO MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH ARABIAN FORCE. THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS LOWERED THE REGIMENTAL FLAG, AND THE SAME CORPS STAGED MARCH PAST.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAE6B8WG7QD12EX4ZSVYVXOGOEC
    Media URN:
    VLVAE6B8WG7QD12EX4ZSVYVXOGOEC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/11/1967
    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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