• Short Summary

    THE FIRST THREE OF SIX CARIBOU TRANSPORT PLANES OF THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE TO BE USED IN SOUTH VIETNAM'S WAR AGAINST THE VIET CONG, ARRIVED IN SAIGON YESTERDAY (AUGUST 10.)
    ABOARD THE AIRCRAFT WERE A PARTY OF THIRTY-FOUR OFFICERS AND MEN, INCLUDING EIGHT PILOTS, WHO'LL SERVICE AND FLY THE PLANES ON OPERATIONAL MISSIONS WITH THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE AND UNITED STATES AIR FORCES.

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    THE FIRST THREE OF SIX CARIBOU TRANSPORT PLANES OF THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE TO BE USED IN SOUTH VIETNAM'S WAR AGAINST THE VIET CONG, ARRIVED IN SAIGON YESTERDAY (AUGUST 10.)
    ABOARD THE AIRCRAFT WERE A PARTY OF THIRTY-FOUR OFFICERS AND MEN, INCLUDING EIGHT PILOTS, WHO'LL SERVICE AND FLY THE PLANES ON OPERATIONAL MISSIONS WITH THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE AND UNITED STATES AIR FORCES.

    THE SECOND FLIGHT OF THREE AIRCRAFT IS DUE TO ARRIVE IN SAIGON WITHIN A FEW WEEKS AND WILL BOOST THE R.A.A.F. CONTINGENT TO FIFTY-FIVE OFFICERS AND MEN.

    THE COMMANDING OFFICER OF THE CARIBOU SQUADRON IS SQUADRON- LEADER C.J. SUGDEN, A HIGHLY EXPERIENCED OPERATIONAL TRANSPORT PILOT. UNTIL RECENTLY, HE WAS ENGAGED IN FERRYING CARIBOU AIRCRAFT FROM CANADA, WHERE THEY ARE BUILT, TO AUSTRALIA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAESB6Y48C5VHRBNXJKRFJ40CZ9
    Media URN:
    VLVAESB6Y48C5VHRBNXJKRFJ40CZ9
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/08/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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