• Short Summary

    The 17 members of a British military training team and their families left Entebbe Airport on Friday (15 September) after being given three days to leave Uganda.

  • Description

    The 17 members of a British military training team and their families left Entebbe Airport on Friday (15 September) after being given three days to leave Uganda.

    The team was expelled as a sequel to the allegation - denied in London - that Britain planned to kill President Idi Amin because of his expulsion of British Asians. When the alleged plot was announced, the Ugandan Government said it was putting all Britains in Uganda under surveillance.

    As the team left Entebbe Airport, President Amin sent them a message by radio thanking them for their work in Uganda. He said he had no quarrel with the British officers or with British citizens in Uganda. President Main said his quarrel was with the British Government.

    The British military instructors arrived in Uganda four months ago to train officers in the Ugandan Army. They were sent after President Main's visit to London just over a year ago.

    SYNOPSIS: At Entebbe Airport last Friday, members of a British military training mission and their families boarded a Royal Air Force aircraft to return home after being ordered to leave Uganda.

    The team of seventeen instructors was given three days to leave Uganda following allegations by Government officials that Britain was planning to kill President Idi Amin because of his expulsion of British Asians. The charge was denied in London. When the alleged plot was announced, the Government said that all seven thousand Britons in Uganda would be placed under surveillance.

    As the British military instructors left Entebbe Airport, President Amin sent a radio message thanking them for their wok in training Ugandan Army officers. He said his quarrel was not with them, but with the British Government.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAF31F4BIHQSPPFWQMVDGVGMBFR
    Media URN:
    VLVAF31F4BIHQSPPFWQMVDGVGMBFR
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/09/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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