• Short Summary

    FOR THE PAST 3 WEEKS IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEAS "EXERCISE SHOWCASE" HAS BEEN USING SHIPS FROM THE NAVIES OF BRITAIN, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND AND MALAYSIA.

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    FOR THE PAST 3 WEEKS IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEAS "EXERCISE SHOWCASE" HAS BEEN USING SHIPS FROM THE NAVIES OF BRITAIN, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND AND MALAYSIA. MANOEUVRES AND TRAINING PROGRAMMES HAVE BEEN REHEARSED IN THE MALACCA STRAITS -- THE 36-MILE WIDE CHANNEL WHICH SEPARATES THE MALAYAN PENINSULA WITH INDONESIAN SUMATRA.

    MALAYSIA'S PRIME MINISTER, TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN, HEADED A GROUP OF DISTINGUISHED GUESTS VISITING THE FLEET TO WATCH THE COMBINED EXERCISES. THEY FLEW IN WHIRLWIND HELICOPTERS TO THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER "EAGLE" TO SEE A DEMONSTRATION OF FIREPOWER FROM PARTICIPATING SHIPS AND THEIR SUPPORTING AIRCRAFT.

    WITH THE "EAGLE" WERE TWO OTHER CARRIERS, THE "VICTORIOUS" AND THE "MELBOURNE"; THE ASSAULT SHIP "BULWARK"; THE GUIDED MISSILE DESTROYER "KENT" AND SUPPORTING DESTROYERS, FRIGATES, SUBMARINES AND SUPPLY VESSEL.

    AMONG THE AIRCRAFT USED IN "EXERCISE SHOWCASE" WERE SEAVIXENS, GANNETS AND BUCCANEERS. FOLLOWING TWO FATAL CRASHES DURING FINAL DAYS OF THE OPERATION, ALL WESSEX HELICOPTERS WERE GROUNDED BY THE NAVY AUTHORITIES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEIOEA7FENZH7EJG8NM5VV93Q0
    Media URN:
    VLVAEIOEA7FENZH7EJG8NM5VV93Q0
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/03/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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