Sentries of the 1st Battalion Cheshire Regiment ignored a dusty, travel stained Landrover vehicle as it entered Selarang Barracks, Singapore, Mar 17.
LS. SINGAPORE SKYLINE.
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CU. NAMEPLATE: 1ST BN. 22ND CHESHIRE REGIMENT.
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MS. LANDROVER DRIVES IN.
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CU. SENTRY OPENING BARRIER.
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MS. LANDROVER DRIVES THROUGH BARRIER - GOES IN.
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\CU. PEGASUS OVERLANDER EMBLEM ON LANDROVER DOOR.
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MS. LANDROVER TALKING WITH CHESHIRES.
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CU. LT. STEPHEN FOX. LEADER, TALKING WITH SOME CHESHIRES.
CU. ANOTHER MEMBER OF EXPEDITION WITH CHESHIRES.
MS. LT. BARRY BREWSTER, (DOCTOR) AND CHESHIRES.
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SOF: INTERVIEWER MACKRIELL, "LT. FOX, WHAT'S THIS......
MCU. LT. FOX..."PEGASUS OVERLAND.......
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CU. LT. FOX (SECOND QUESTION AND ANSWER. NO INTERVIEW) ENDS ".....WE HAD TO WINCH IT OUT".
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CU. BADGES ON GRILL.
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MS. LANDROVER DRIVES INTO BARRACKS.
Our reporter, Keith Mackriell, interviewed Lieutenant Fox soon after the 'Overlanders' arrival in Singapore.
S.O.F. Begins....Interviewer; "Lieutenant Fox, what is Pegasus...."
S.O.F. Ends........Lt. Fox; "....we had to winch it out."
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Background: Sentries of the 1st Battalion Cheshire Regiment ignored a dusty, travel stained Landrover vehicle as it entered Selarang Barracks, Singapore, Mar 17. At first glance it was no different from the hundreds of vehicles driving in and out every day. But a closer look reveals a great difference. This Landrover belongs to the 'Pegasus Overlanders', and it had just arrived in Singapore after a 12,500 mile journey from London. U.K.
Eight young Britons, members of the British Territorial Army Parachute Regiment, started this round-the-world trip in a Landrover last December. The team led by 22-year old Lieutenant Stephen Fox, a trainee manager, including 29-year old Lieutenant Barry Brewster, a doctor; 24-year old Lieutenant Peter Finn, a telephone engineer; and five Privates.
During their one-week stay in Singapore, all members of the expedition will carry out obligatory training, and thereby qualify for their normal annual bounty.
From Singapore the 'Pegasus Overlanders'--Pegasus being the winged horse emblem of the Parachute Regiment-will sail for Australia where they hope to earn enough money to get back overland to the United Kingdom via French Somaliland, Ethiopia, through Africa to Algeria, Morocco, Gibraltar, Spain and France. They hope to be back in the United Kingdom some time in December after the 32,000 mile journey.