• Short Summary

    The first of 158 RAF men flew from London Airport in a chartered Britannia airline this morning for Nicosia, capital of the British-held Mediterranean trouble island of Cyprus.

  • Description

    The first of 158 RAF men flew from London Airport in a chartered Britannia airline this morning for Nicosia, capital of the British-held Mediterranean trouble island of Cyprus.

    The move is part of the British Defence Ministry's plan to strengthen security forces on the strategic island bastion, lying as a spring-board to the Middle East.

    At the same time, the British 19th Infantry Brigade were being flown from Stansted, Essex, to the island.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEDDUVPT5Q9BOAQUOT43SK62C8
    Media URN:
    VLVAEDDUVPT5Q9BOAQUOT43SK62C8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/07/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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