• Short Summary

    AN ADVANCE PARTY OF GHANAIAN PARATROOPS HAS ARRIVED AT ALDERSHOT READY FOR THE FIRST TRAINING DROP BY A GHANAIAN PARACHUTE UNIT IN BRITAIN LATER THIS MONTH.

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    AN ADVANCE PARTY OF GHANAIAN PARATROOPS HAS ARRIVED AT ALDERSHOT READY FOR THE FIRST TRAINING DROP BY A GHANAIAN PARACHUTE UNIT IN BRITAIN LATER THIS MONTH. THE 300 STRONG GHANAIAN PARTY WILL RECEIVE SPECIAL TRAINING FROM THE BRITISH ARMY'S 3RD. BATTALION PARACHUTE REGIMENT.

    THE 70 STRONG ADVANCE PARTY, COMMANDED BY LIEUTENANT COLONEL TWUM-BARIMAH, WILL TAKE OVER THE CLOTHING EQUIPMENT, RADIO SETS AND WEAPONS REQUIRED BY THE CONTINGENT AND CARRY OUT SOME PARACHUTE, RADIO AND MORTAR TRAINING BEFORE THE MAIN FORCE ARRIVES ON SEPTEMBER 25.

    THE GHANAIANS WILL TAKE PART IN PROGRESSIVE PARACHUTE TRAINING, FIELD FIRING AND COMPANY EXERCISES. THEIR TRAINING WILL END WITH A JOINT EXERCISE ON SALISBURY PLAIN INVOLVING A PARACHUTE ASSAULT, ARMOUR AND ARTILLERY.

    THE PARATROOPS' VISIT IS PART OF AN EXCHANGE PROGRAMME BETWEEN BRITISH AND GHANAIAN INFANTRY UNITS WHO ARE TRAINING IN EACH OTHER'S COUNTRY FOR THE FIRST TIME.

    EXERCISE ATTRACT IS DESIGNED TO TEST THE GHANAIANS IN AN AIR-TRANSPORTED MOVE, TRAIN IN UNFAMILIAR COUNTRY AND CO-OPERATE IN EXERCISES WITH THE BRITISH ARMY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAF1K7F61DZYUN2HZ8074A2PYR6
    Media URN:
    VLVAF1K7F61DZYUN2HZ8074A2PYR6
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/09/1968
    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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