• Short Summary

    At Changi airbase in Singapore on Friday (15 June), thousands of people flocked to sea a display of the nation's fighting strength.

  • Description

    1.
    GV PAN Display centre
    0.08

    2.
    SV Aircraft(2 shots)
    0.18

    3.
    CU Machine guns & ammunition
    0.27

    4.
    GV Anti-aircraft gun
    0.34

    5.
    CU Missile
    0.42

    6.
    MV Armoured trucks (2 shots)
    0.54

    7.
    LV Tanks over barriers
    1.09

    8.
    GV People PAN
    1.15

    9.
    LV Aircraft take off (jet Provost) & people looking (3 shots)
    1.33

    10.
    LV Hunters fly past
    1.34

    11.
    LV Provost flying
    1.52

    12.
    GV Crowd
    1.54

    13.
    LV Hunters fly past
    1.58



    Initials SGM/1851 SGM/1906



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: At Changi airbase in Singapore on Friday (15 June), thousands of people flocked to sea a display of the nation's fighting strength. The armed forces of the Republic hold the display every year as a prelude to Armed Forces Day, a national event held each July 1.

    A static exhibition showed Singapore's weapon system, combat and service aircraft, missiles, engineering equipment, small arms and communications equipment.

    But for the crowds who watched the curtain-raising show, the highlight was the mobile display. During the three-hour programme, tanks gave a demonstration of their fire power and speed on the ground in front of a grandstand full of spectators. Under simulated battle conditions, they crashed through barriers, and demonstrated their strength over uneven ground.

    Singapore's Air Force also gave a thrilling display of aerobatics, using Hunters, Strikemasters and Marchett aircraft.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAR3VY2C4BM075AM51B9IE2T0E
    Media URN:
    VLVAR3VY2C4BM075AM51B9IE2T0E
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/06/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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