• Short Summary

    In what was thought to be the biggest ceremony of its kind since the Korean War, the 24 British soldiers and one civilian who died in during last week's disturbances in Aden were buried yesterday (Sunday) with full military honours.

  • Description

    In what was thought to be the biggest ceremony of its kind since the Korean War, the 24 British soldiers and one civilian who died in during last week's disturbances in Aden were buried yesterday (Sunday) with full military honours.

    The men were killed following a mutiny of the South Arabian Federal Army and the police forces at the Champion Lines depot and around the police barracks in Aden's Crater Town.

    Senior British Army officers, and high officials including the British High Commissioner, Sir Humphrey Trevelyan, attended the ceremony 25 miles (40 kilometres) outside Aden. Federal Government officials were also present.

    Most of the dead men were from the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers, and men from the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, the Regiment which is replacing the Fusiliers in Aden, played bagpipe laments over the graves.

    The maximum "State Red" alert is still in operation in the Protectorate, but the hourly security bulletins there have been suspended.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAZA7Q24XBCWI7STQ9RYP3DY2J
    Media URN:
    VLVAZA7Q24XBCWI7STQ9RYP3DY2J
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/06/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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