• Short Summary

    MALAYSIA IS TO GET MORE AUSTRALIAN TROOPS AND EQUIPMENT IN HER DEFENCE AGAINST INDONESIAN CONFRONTATION.?

  • Description

    1.
    LS TUNKU'S RESIDENCY
    3 ft

    2.
    MS TUNKU GREETS MR. PALTRIDGE; THEY WALK TOWARDS HALL
    7 1/2 ft

    3.
    MS THE TWO OF THEM
    15 1/2 ft

    4.
    LS HANG TUAH (FRIGATE) AT BERTH
    17 1/2 ft

    5.
    MR. PARTRIDGE, TUN RAZAK AND ANOTHER WALK UP FRIGATE; THEY GREETED BY CAPTAIN MANN
    27 1/2 ft

    6.
    MLS NAME OF SHIP
    29 ft

    7.
    MS TUN RAZAK AND MR. PALTRIDGE WATCH GUNNERS IN ACTION
    31 1/2 ft

    8.
    MS FIRING DEMONSTRATION (THREE SHOTS)
    38 1/2 ft

    9.
    MS FRIGATE'S RADAR
    41 ft

    10.
    MS MR. PALTRIDGE TALKS TO HELMSMAN, BEHIND IS CAPTAIN MANN
    45 ft

    11.
    LS (SIDE VIEW) CRUISING FRIGATE
    47 ft



    Initials CAR/VS/MK/CA/RBI



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: MALAYSIA IS TO GET MORE AUSTRALIAN TROOPS AND EQUIPMENT IN HER DEFENCE AGAINST INDONESIAN CONFRONTATION. THIS RESULTED FROM AN HOUR-LONG OF TALKS YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) BETWEEN THE AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE MINISTER, SENATOR SHANE PALTRIDGE, THE MALAYSIAN PREMIER, TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN AND HIS DEPUTY, TUN ABDUL RAZAK, AT THE TUNKU'S RESIDENCY IN KUALA LUMPUR.

    THE AID WILL COME AFTER SENATOR PALTRIDGE HAS THOROUGHLY EXAMINED THE MALAYSIAN SITUATION, PARTICULARLY IN THE MALAYSIAN BORNEO TERRITORIES.

    LATER, SENATOR PALTRIDGE AND TUN RAZAK, TRAVELLED 20 MILES WEST TO VISIT THE MALAYSIAN NAVY'S FIRST, 2,000-TON FRIGATE, THE HANG TUAH, NAMED AFTER THE GREAT MALAY WARRIOR. COMMANDER M.A. MANN, AN AUSTRALIAN NAVAL PERSONNEL, SECONDED TO THE MALAYSIAN NAVY, GREETED THEM.

    FROM THE BRIDGE, SENATOR PALTRIDGE WATCHED A DEMONSTRATION BY THE GUN CREW WHILE THE FRIGATE WAS ON A 45-MINUTE CRUISE AROUND THE STRAITS OF MALACCA, WITH A CLUSTER OF INDONESIAN ISLANDS SITUATED DIRECTLY OPPOSITE.

    THE HANG TUAH HAS A COMPLEMENT OR 10 OFFICERS AND 138 RATINGS. HER ARMAMENT CONSISTS OF TWO 4-INCH GUNS AND ANTI-SUBMARINE AND ANTI-AIRCRAFT WEAPONS. SHE IS EQUIPPED WITH THE LATEST RADAR AND COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT AND ALSO HAS A HELICOPTER LANDING PAD.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6MXNVJT0WA009XI4DJW6CLK8S
    Media URN:
    VLVA6MXNVJT0WA009XI4DJW6CLK8S
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/01/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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