• Short Summary

    King Paul of Greece, wearing the uniform of Air Marshal of the Royal Hellenic Air Force, attended a commissioning ceremony at Tatoi Air Force Base, near Athens, Sept 8, and presented dress swords to the new officers.

  • Description

    1.
    King Paul wearing the uniform of Greek Air Marshal arrives at the Tatoi Air Base welcomed by National Defense Undersecretary Mr. Themelis, the Chiefs of General Staffs, etc.


    2.
    General view of the new officers to swear in.


    3.
    The Flag of the Royal Air Cadets. The King inspects the Cadets.


    4.
    Shots of the new officers swearing in.


    5.
    King Paul pinning up the insignia of the new officers, handing them over in the meantime their golden sword (various shots).


    6.
    Closer shots of the King during his conversations with the Chiefs of Staff.


    7.
    The King is now taking his place to receive the salute of a march past of a RHAF contingent.


    8.
    Various shots of the parading Royal Airforce personnel before the King.




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    PS: The young soldier seen by the King in a black berret is Prince Michael of Greece, nephew of King Paul and just drafted.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: King Paul of Greece, wearing the uniform of Air Marshal of the Royal Hellenic Air Force, attended a commissioning ceremony at Tatoi Air Force Base, near Athens, Sept 8, and presented dress swords to the new officers.

    Due to constant changing of NATO techniques, and the continued modernization of aircraft, the Greek Air Staff recently decided to increase the amount of officer-cadet intake at Greek military establishments.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4JICK6R1M5HTSE4ZUMSFET0SI
    Media URN:
    VLVA4JICK6R1M5HTSE4ZUMSFET0SI
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/09/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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