• Short Summary

    THE FIRST BATCH OF 50 RECRUITS FOR THE MALAYSIA SARAWAK RANGERS, MOSTLY DYAKS, ARRIVED IN SINGAPORE BY BOAT ON OCTOBER 13 FROM SARAWAK.

  • Description

    1.
    LS THEY GETTING DOWN SHIP (TWO SHOTS)
    6 ft

    2.
    MS COLONELS WILLSTEAD AND NAZARUDDIN
    7 1/2 ft

    3.
    LS MORE GETTING OFF SHIP
    9 1/2 ft

    4.
    CU COL. NAZARUDDIN SPEAKING TO THEM
    11 1/2 ft

    5.
    LS ------DITTO-------
    13 ft

    6.
    MS THEY PUTTING BAGGAGE INTO VEHICLE (THREE SHOTS)
    18 1/2 ft

    7.
    LS (PAN) ARMY CAMP SOUTHERN ???
    22 ft

    8.
    MS THEY COMING OUT OF BUS
    28 ft

    9.
    MS THEY BEING SERVED TEA BY COMPATRIOTS
    31 ft

    10.
    MCU THEY HAVING
    34 ft

    11.
    MS THEY CARRYING BAGGAGE INTO BARRACKS (TWO SHOTS)
    39 ft

    12.
    CU SIGN AT CAMP
    40 1/2 ft

    13.
    MS THEY QUEUEING FOR A MEDICAL CHECK-UP
    42 ft

    14.
    MS DOCTOR CHECKING THEM (THREE SHOTS)
    47 ft

    15.
    MS THEY OUTSIDE MEDICAL CENTRE
    50 ft



    Initials CAR/S/MK/GAP/CAR



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE FIRST BATCH OF 50 RECRUITS FOR THE MALAYSIA SARAWAK RANGERS, MOSTLY DYAKS, ARRIVED IN SINGAPORE BY BOAT ON OCTOBER 13 FROM SARAWAK.

    THE MALAYSIA SARAWAK RANGERS IS A UNIT FORMED BY NATIVE INHABITANTS OF THE TERRITORY TO HELP FIGHT TERRORIST BANDS ATTACKING THEIR TERRITORY FROM ACROSS THE INDONESIAN BORDER.

    AT THE WHARF TO MEET THEM WERE BRITISH ARMY COLONEL I.G.WELLSTEAD AND COLONEL UNKU NAZARUDDIN, DEPUTY COMMANDER OF THE FOURTH MALAYSIAN FEDERAL BRIGADE.

    COLONEL UNKU NAZARUDDIN TOLD THE RECRUITS THAT THE FORMATION OF THE MALAYSIA RANGERS WOULD ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED AS A HISTORIC OCCASION BY SARAWAK AND SABAH (NORTH BORNEO).

    AFTER PUTTING THEIR BAGGAGE INTO A BRITISH ARMY VEHICLE, THEY WERE DRIVEN BY BUS TO AN CAMP IN JOHORE, SOUTHERN MALAYA, WHERE THEY WERE SERVED TEA BY SOME OF THEIR COMPATRIOTS WHO HAVE BEEN TRAINING IN MALAY FOR SOME TIME.

    COLONEL WELLSTEAD WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE RECRUITS' TWO WEEKS BASIC TRAINING.THEY WILL RECEIVE FURTHER TRAINING AT ANOTHER CAMP IN NORTHERN MALAYA.

    SOME OF THE RECRUITS CARRIED THEIR BELONGINGS WRAPPED IN MATS.OTHERS BROUGHT WITH THEM LONG, HOME-MADE KNIVES, KNOWN AS PARANGS.

    AFTER GRADUATION, IT IS EXPECTED THEY WILL PLAY AN IMPORTANT IN THE DEFENCE OF MALAYSIA AND SARAWAK AGAINST ATTACKS FROM INDONESIA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7BEQGV1ZAQR5XDSRNB49UBF34
    Media URN:
    VLVA7BEQGV1ZAQR5XDSRNB49UBF34
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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