• Short Summary

    KING CONSTANTINE II OF GREECE ACCOMPANIED BY MINISTERS OF HIS GOVERNMENT AND SERVICE CHIEFS TODAY (THURSDAY) ATTENDED THE FORMAL HANDING-OVER CEREMONY AT HELLENIKON AIRFIELD, ATHENS, OF AN UNDISCLOSED NUMBER OF AMERICAN F-104G FIGHTER-BOMBERS FOR THE ROYAL HELLENIC AIR FORCE.

  • Description

    KING CONSTANTINE II OF GREECE ACCOMPANIED BY MINISTERS OF HIS GOVERNMENT AND SERVICE CHIEFS TODAY (THURSDAY) ATTENDED THE FORMAL HANDING-OVER CEREMONY AT HELLENIKON AIRFIELD, ATHENS, OF AN UNDISCLOSED NUMBER OF AMERICAN F-104G FIGHTER-BOMBERS FOR THE ROYAL HELLENIC AIR FORCE. THE F-104G IS A VERSATILE SUPERSONIC JET WITH A RANGE OF MORE THAN 1,000 MILES (1,600 KM) AND WAS THE FIRST PLANE TO FLY HIGHER THAN 100,000 FT (28,000 M.).

    THE PLANES WERE HANDED OVER ON BEHALF OF THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT BY THE AMBASSADOR TO GREECE, MR. LABOUISSE. HE SAID THEY REPRESENTED ANOTHER TOKEN OF AMERICAN FRIENDSHIP FOR GREECE. HE WAS THANKED BY THE NATIONAL DEFENCE MINISTER, MR. GAROUFALIAS. AFTERWARDS, THE NEW PLANES WERE BLESSED BY ARCHBISHOP CHRYESOSTOMOS OF ATHENS.

    THE AIR FORCE OF NEIGHBOURING TURKEY HAS HAD F-104G JETS SINCE LAST YEAR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAXRLH7BPI62LFULG8M7OCBOJQ
    Media URN:
    VLVAXRLH7BPI62LFULG8M7OCBOJQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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