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    UK SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR, MR.JOHN PROFUMO, VISITED SOME OF THE LONELIEST BRITISH BASES?

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    UK SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR, MR.JOHN PROFUMO, VISITED SOME OF THE LONELIEST BRITISH BASES IN THE MIDDLE EAST, JANUARY 11TH, WHEN HE ARRIVED AT MANAMA IN TRUCIAL OMAN.

    MANAMA IS THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE TRUCIAL OMAN SCOUTS, A BRITISH OFFICERED GROUP WHOSE RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE GUARDING THE CAMEL CARAVAN ROUTES THAT LEAD INTO THE ARABIAN DESERT.MR.PROFUMO, WHO IS CHECKING ON BRITISH BASES AND CONDITIONS OF BRITISH TROOPS, TOURED THE AREA AND MET MEMBERS OF THE QUEEN'S ROYAL IRISH HUSSARS WHO ARE STATIONED THERE.

    LATER, ACCOMPANIED BY HIS WIFE, EX-BRITISH FILM STAR VALERIE HOBSON, MR.PROFUMO WAS INVITED TO LUNCH BY A LOCAL RULER, BEARDED SHEIK RASHID.THE MEAL WAS EATEN IN ARAB FASHION, SEATED ON CARPETS IN A TENT.IT CONSISTED OF STEAMING PLATES OF BOILED SHEEP AND RICE, EATEN WITH THE HANDS.

    IN THE AFTERNOON THE COUPLE FLEW TO FORT JAHILI, A TRUCIAL OMAN SCOUT OUTPOST AT ISOLATED BURAIMI, WHERE THEY WERE TAKEN ON A FALCON HUNT BY BRITISH OFFICERS WEARING ARAB HEADDRESS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAMH2G2JCN25RF0IQJHRYE0T4W
    Media URN:
    VLVAMH2G2JCN25RF0IQJHRYE0T4W
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/01/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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