• Short Summary

    THE CHIEF OF THE NEW ZEALAND GENERAL STAFF, MAJOR GENERAL R.B. DAWSON, ON MONDAY (JULY?

  • Description

    THE CHIEF OF THE NEW ZEALAND GENERAL STAFF, MAJOR GENERAL R.B. DAWSON, ON MONDAY (JULY 24) VISITED NEW ZEALAND TROOPS AT NUI DAT, ABOUT 45 MILES NORTHEAST OF SAIGON. THE TROOPS ARE ATTACHED TO THE 1ST AUSTRALIAN TASK FORCE.

    THE 161ST FIELD BATTERY, ROYAL NEW ZEALAND ARTILLERY IS COMMANDED BY MAJOR T.G. MARTIN OF PAPAKURA, SOUTH AUCKLAND WHO TOOK GEN. DAWSON ON A TOUR OF THE CAMP.

    THE VISITING GENERAL THEN WATCHED THE BATTERY OF SIX 105 MM PACK HOWITZERS FIRE A SERIAL OF FIVE ROUNDS EACH INTO VIETCONG TERRITORY.

    GEN. DAWSON WAS INTRODUCED TO MEMBERS OF EACH OF THE GUN DETACHMENTS.

    THIS IS GEN. DAWSON'S FIRST VISIT TO SOUTH-EAST ASIA SINCE HIS APPOINTMENT AS CHIEF OF THE GENERAL STAFF. HE WILL ALSO BE VISITING SINGAPORE, MALAYSIA AND THAILAND.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAQ8AYR15FSN7LEN13AOZR6IXW
    Media URN:
    VLVAQ8AYR15FSN7LEN13AOZR6IXW
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/07/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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