• Short Summary

    THE ROYAL AIR FORCE IN SINGAPORE IS TO GET A SQUADRON OF TEN GLOSTER WHITWORTH ARGOSY TRANSPORT PLANES BEFORE THE END OF JULY WHICH WOULD BE USED TO SUPPLEMENT THE TRANSPORT SERVICE IN THE COMMAND AREA.

  • Description

    1.
    LS FIRST ARGOSY COMING IN TO LAND AT R. A. F. BASE
    7 ft

    2.
    LS ANOTHER COMES IN TO LAND
    11 ft

    3.
    LS ARGOSY TAXIING
    14 ft

    4.
    LS ONE ARGOSY ON TARMAC WITH AIR FORCE PERSONNELS AND PRESSMEN ROUND IT
    17 1/2 ft

    5.
    MLS HER CREW (FROM LEFT TO RIGHT): FLT/LT. TAYLOR OF CHEPSTOW, QUARTER-MASTER KANE OF BELFAST, FLT/LT. HOLLINGSWORTH OF HOYLAKE, FLT/LT. LOUGHEED OF LONDON, FLT/LT. HARRISON OF NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, GROUP-CAPTAIN DOUGLAS OF SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, ATTACHED TO AIR TRAFFIC OPERATIONS, R. A. F. CHANGI, SINGAPORE, GROUP-CAPTAIN MCLEAN OF GNOWANGERUP OF AUSTRALIA, R. A. F. STATION COMMANDER, SINGAPORE, AND WING COMMANDER ANTHONY TALBOT-WILLIAMS OF CORNWALL, COMMANDING THE 215 SQUADRON
    21 ft

    6.
    LS NEW PLANES ON TARMAC
    23 1/2 ft

    7.
    MS DOOR BEING OPENED - SHOT INSIDE AIRCRAFT
    25 1/2 ft

    8.
    LS OPENED DOOR (TWO SHOTS)
    30 1/2 ft

    9.
    MLS PLANES ON TARMAC
    34 ft



    Initials CAR/S/MK/MK/AMR



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE ROYAL AIR FORCE IN SINGAPORE IS TO GET A SQUADRON OF TEN GLOSTER WHITWORTH ARGOSY TRANSPORT PLANES BEFORE THE END OF JULY WHICH WOULD BE USED TO SUPPLEMENT THE TRANSPORT SERVICE IN THE COMMAND AREA.

    THE FIRST TWO OF TEN ARGOSY PLANES, THE NEUCLEUS OF NOV.215 SQUADRON OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE FORMED IN BENSON OXFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND, THE FIRST TO BE SENT TO THE FAR EAST, LANDED AT R.A.F.CHANGI, EAST OF SINGAPORE, ON JULY 23.

    THE ARGOSY IS CAPABLE OF CARRYING SIXTY-NINE FULLY EQUIPPED MEN AND FORTY-EIGHT STRETCHERS.AIR DROPS OF UP TO 14,000 POUNDS ARE POSSIBLE, AND THERE IS PROVISION FOR THE AIRCRAFT TO BE REFUELLED IN FLIGHT.

    AS A FREIGHTER, THE ARGOSY CAN CARRY IN THE FAR EAST AREA A MAXIMUM LOAD OF 26,000 POUNDS IN ITS 3,680 CUBIC FEET CAPACITY HOLD, AND A REPRESENTATIVE SELECTION OF MILITARY TRUCKS CAN BE TRANSPORTED.

    IT IS POWERED BY FOUR ROLLS-ROYCE DART 101 TURBOPROPS, AND HAS AN OPERATING SPEED OF 265 MILES PER HOUR AND AN UNUSUAL TWIN FUESELAGE CONFIGURATION.THE 215 SQUADRON IS COMMANDED BY WING COMMANDER ANTHONY TALBOT-WILLIAMS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2QY5S7GTQN5POYRG8TL1ZOORM
    Media URN:
    VLVA2QY5S7GTQN5POYRG8TL1ZOORM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/07/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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