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    FOR THE FIRST TIME, INDONESIA IS TO SEND A COMMANDO UNIT OF WEST IRIAN VOLUNTEERS TO THE BORNEO FRONT LINE WITH MALAYSIA.

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    FOR THE FIRST TIME, INDONESIA IS TO SEND A COMMANDO UNIT OF WEST IRIAN VOLUNTEERS TO THE BORNEO FRONT LINE WITH MALAYSIA. THEY WILL OCCUPY POSITIONS OPPOSITE MALAYSIAN, BRITISH AND AUSTRALIAN SECURITY FORCES. THE 170-MAN UNIT IS CURRENTLY UNDERGOING MILITARY TRAINING AT THE PARATROOP COMMANDO REGIMENT INSTRUCTION SCHOOL AT BOGOR, WEST JAVA.

    THE UNIT CONSISTS OF WEST IRIAN YOUTHS -- THE "PRIDE" OF THE INDONESIAN VOLUNTEER COMBAT BRIGADE. THE COMMANDER OF THE BRIGADE, LIEUTENANT COLONEL RIJANTOM SAID THAT SENDING THEM TO THE FRONTLINE "WAS A MUST FOR THE WEST IRIANESE VOLUNTEERS WHO NEIGHBOURED WITH AUSTRALIA".

    THE VOLUNTEERS, WHO HAVE BEEN IN MILITARY TRAINING FOR THE PAST SIX MONTHS, WILL BE PART OF THE SECOND ALERT THEATRE COMMAND IN INDONESIAN BORNEO.

    WEST IRIAN IS THE FORMER DUTCH COLONY OF WEST NEW GUINEA WHICH INDONESIA TOOK OVER TWO YEARS AGO. WEST IRIAN SHARES A COMMON BORDER WITH THE AUSTRALIAN ADMINISTERED TERRITORY OF PAPUA, NEW GUINEA. SINCE TAKING OVER THE TERRITORY, INDONESIA HAS BEEN ADMINISTERING IT AS A PROVINCE OF THE REPUBLIC.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEHT5Y97QTYEJLQA83IPY6O52L
    Media URN:
    VLVAEHT5Y97QTYEJLQA83IPY6O52L
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/07/1965
    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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