• Short Summary

    THE BRITISH ROYAL AIR FORCE IS ESTABLISHING A BASE ON MADAGASCAR FOR ITS SURVEILLANCE OPERATIONS OVER THE MOZAMBIQUE CHANNEL, WHERE IT IS WATCHING FOR PIRATE TANKERS THAT COULD BE CARRYING OIL FOR MR.

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    THE BRITISH ROYAL AIR FORCE IS ESTABLISHING A BASE ON MADAGASCAR FOR ITS SURVEILLANCE OPERATIONS OVER THE MOZAMBIQUE CHANNEL, WHERE IT IS WATCHING FOR PIRATE TANKERS THAT COULD BE CARRYING OIL FOR MR. IAN SMITH'S REBEL GOVERNMENT IN RHODESIA.

    THE BASE HAS BEEN SET UP AT MAJUNGA, IN THE NORTH OF MADAGASCAR. PLANS FOR ESTABLISHING IT WENT AHEAD AFTER NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE MALAGASY REPUBLIC, AND REPORTS THAT FRANCE HAD ADVISED MALAGASY NOT TO ALLOW THE BRITISH TO USE THE AIRPORT.

    THE ROYAL NAVY IS ALREADY FLYING MISSIONS OVER THE SEAWAYS TO THE PORTUGUESE EAST AFRICAN PORT OF BEIRA, WHERE OIL PIPELINES TO RHODESIA START. IN LONDON TODAY, (SUNDAY) THE DEFENCE MINISTRY DENIED A PORTUGUESE CLAIM THAT THE ROYAL NAVY HAD STOPPED AND BOARDED TWO SOUTH AFRICAN SHIPS BOUND FOR BEIRA, OR THAT CARRIER-BASED AIRCRAFT HAD FLOWN LOW OVER THE SHIPS IN VIOLATION OF INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE7A9ZF1U5AXEWO44YVQBDZO6D
    Media URN:
    VLVAE7A9ZF1U5AXEWO44YVQBDZO6D
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/03/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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