• Short Summary

    PIONEER AIRCRAFTS ARE NOW BEING WIDELY USED BY THE BRITISH ARMY AIR CORP FOR DROPPING SUPPLIES TO ARMY OUTPOSTS IN SARAWAK INSTEAD OF FROM HELICOPTERS WHICH WERE PREVIOUSLY USED.

  • Description

    1.
    LS KUCHING AIRPORT
    3 ft

    2.
    LS (PAN) HELICOPTERS ON AIRSTRIP
    6 1/2 ft

    3.
    LS BRITISH SENTRY ON TOP OF AIRPORT BUILDING (TWO SHOTS)
    9 1/2 ft

    4.
    LS PIONEER TAXIING (TWO SHOTS)
    12 ft

    5.
    MLS HELICOPTER CIRCLING AIRSTRIP
    14 1/2 ft

    6.
    CU MAJOR PARSON PILOTING PIONEER AFTER MILITARY OPERATIONS (FOUR SHOTS)
    20 1/2 ft

    7.
    LS MORE HELICOPTERS COMING IN TO LAND
    23 ft

    8.
    MS PIONEER AIRCRAFT TAKING OFF FOR PATROL ALONG INDONESIAN BORDER (TWO SHOTS)
    27 ft



    Initials CAR/S/MK/GAP/AMR



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: PIONEER AIRCRAFTS ARE NOW BEING WIDELY USED BY THE BRITISH ARMY AIR CORP FOR DROPPING SUPPLIES TO ARMY OUTPOSTS IN SARAWAK INSTEAD OF FROM HELICOPTERS WHICH WERE PREVIOUSLY USED.

    THE PIONEERS WERE RECENTLY INTRODUCED FOR THIS PURPOSE AFTER A FEW TRIAL FLIGHTS WERE CONDUCTED BY TOP MILITARY PERSONNELS NOW STATIONED IN KUCHING, THE SARAWAK CAPITAL.

    THE PIONEERS ARE ALSO USED FOR BORDER PATROL AND AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY.

    BRITISH TROOPS NOW SCATTERED ALL OVER SARAWAK CALL THE AIR CORP "THE TEENY WEENY AIRWAYS".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3QNUYC2WE9GHL5G0TSDG715OK
    Media URN:
    VLVA3QNUYC2WE9GHL5G0TSDG715OK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/07/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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