• Short Summary

    Singapore celebrated its National Day on Thursday with great pomp and ceremony. Its annual parade?

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    Singapore celebrated its National Day on Thursday with great pomp and ceremony. Its annual parade this year was presided over by President Sheare.

    Thousands turned out to watch the parade which began with a drive-past of the Mobile Column of the Singapore Armed Forces. Among the spectators missing from this year's celebrations was Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Lwan Yew. Mr. Lee is currently in Ottawa, Canada attending the Commonwealth Conference.

    The National Day celebrations also included a fly-past. Alouettes, marchetti and hunters of the Singapore Air Defence Command took part in the display of precision flying.

    The second half of the parade was staged by civilians. The all-women pipe band were among those who took part in the colourful procession. Bringing up the rear were floats, each of which were sponsored by a civic organisation in Singapore. Social motifs, such as "Down with Profiteering" "Youth" and "Extra-curricular Activities", were the main themes of this years floats.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEVVYIR7NB58V59GTB500RKYT6
    Media URN:
    VLVAEVVYIR7NB58V59GTB500RKYT6
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/08/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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