• Short Summary

    THE BODIES OF TWO BRITISH PARATROOPERS, KILLED IN ACTION LAST WEEK IN THE RADFAN AREA OF THE ADEN PROTECTORATE, WERE FLOWN TO ADEN YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) FOR BURIAL.

  • Description


    FILM SHOWS COFFINS OF THE DEAD PARATROOPERS BEING LOADED INTO A HELICOPTER AT RADFAN AND MARINES PREPARING TO LEAVE FOR ADEN.




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    Background: THE BODIES OF TWO BRITISH PARATROOPERS, KILLED IN ACTION LAST WEEK IN THE RADFAN AREA OF THE ADEN PROTECTORATE, WERE FLOWN TO ADEN YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) FOR BURIAL. THEY WERE TAKEN BY HELICOPTER FROM "CAP BADGE" -- ONE OF THE PEAKS HELD BY THE ROYAL MARINE COMMANDOES.

    THE SOLDIERS WHO HAVE HELD "CAPE BADGE", AND THE NEARBY PEAK OF "GIN SLING" WERE ALSO FLOWN TO ADEN YESTERDAY FOR A SHORT REST. THE MEN HAD HELD THE TWO MOUNTAINS TOPS FOR NEARLY A WEEK. MANY WERE SUFFERING FROM HEAT EXHAUSTION AS THEY CLIMBED INTO THE HELICOPTERS TAKING THEM TO ADEN. A MILITARY SPOKESMAN IN THE AREA SAID THAT OPERATIONS IN THE RADFAN DISTRICT WERE BEING HAMPERED BY A SHORTAGE OF HELICOPTERS. AT PRESENT ONLY SIX WERE IN USE AND THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT ANOTHER TWELVE HELICOPTERS WOULD MAKE MOVEMENT EASIER FOR ALL CONCERNED. THE MARINE COMMANDOES HAVE BEEN RELIEVED BY OTHER UNITS.

    THE TWO PEAKS HELD BY THE BRITISH TROOPS COMMAND THE TRADE ROUTE BETWEEN ADEN AND DHALA. NO FIERCE FIGHTING HAS BEEN REPORTED FROM THE AREA SINCE TUESDAY. GROUND FORCES, SUPPORTED BY ROYAL AIR FORCE JETS CONTINUE TO SCOUT THE AREA FOR DISSIDENT TRIBESMEN THOUGHT TO BE LYING LOW IN CAVES AMID THE RAZOR-EDGED MOUNTAINS OF RADFAN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5FWVNVE0RSBVUFRTPEUBEX3C4
    Media URN:
    VLVA5FWVNVE0RSBVUFRTPEUBEX3C4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/05/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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