• Short Summary

    SENATOR SHANE PALTRIDGE, THE AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE MINISTER, WHILE ON AN OFFICIAL VISIT TO SOUTH VIETNAM ON THURSDAY (JAN 28), FLEW TO A MILITARY TRAINING CAMP IN DUC MY, ABOUT 200 MILES NORTHEAST OF SAIGON.

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    SENATOR SHANE PALTRIDGE, THE AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE MINISTER, WHILE ON AN OFFICIAL VISIT TO SOUTH VIETNAM ON THURSDAY (JAN 28), FLEW TO A MILITARY TRAINING CAMP IN DUC MY, ABOUT 200 MILES NORTHEAST OF SAIGON.

    AT DUG MY, SENATOR PALTRIDGE SAW CRACK VIETNAMESE RANGER TROOPS BEING TRAINED IN JUNGLE WARFARE BY AUSTRALIAN AND AMERICAN MILITARY ADVISERS.THE RANGERS ARE ALSO BEING TAUGHT THE KNOW-HOW OF TRAPPING ANIMALS FOR FOOD AND COOKING THEM OVER A FIRE IGNITED BY RUBBING TWO PIECES OF BAMBOO STICKS.

    THERE ARE AT PRESENT 83 AUSTRALIAN ARMY ADVISERS IN SOUTH VIETNAM IN ADDITION TO AIR FORCE PERSONNEL AND A MEDICAL TEAM.

    WHILE SENATOR PALTRIDGE WAS TOURING THE CAMP, AN AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE MINISTRY STATEMENT ISSUED IN CANBERRA SAID ANOTHER 17 AUSTRALIAN ARMY INSTRUCTORS WOULD BE SENT TO SAIGON, BRINGING THE TOTAL SERVING WITH SOUTH VIETNAMESE FORCES TO 100.

    AUSTRALIA HAS ALSO DECIDED TO GIVE SOUTH VIETNAM ADDITIONAL NON-MILITARY AID IN THE FORM OF GALVANISED IRON FOR ARMED SERVICE HOUSING, ONE MILLION SCHOOL TEXTBOOKS AND CONSTRUCTION EXPERTS.AN ENGINEERING TEAM WOULD BE SENT TO DEVELOP THE TOWN WATER SUPPLY AT BIEN HAC, SOUTH OF SAIGON, SCENE OF A BIG VIETCONG ATTACK SOMETIME AGO.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAP4390SBY60P77FX5T9ID9DL
    Media URN:
    VLVAP4390SBY60P77FX5T9ID9DL
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/01/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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