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    THE ADEN BORDER TROUBLES - AND A VISIT TO BRITISH AND SOUTH ARABIAN FEDERATION TROOPS BY MR.

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    MR. SANDY ARRIVING BY HELICOPTER AT COCO-COLA RIDGE, MEETING FEDERAL AND BRITISH TROOPS, AND SURVEYING THE BATTLE AREA.




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    Background: THE ADEN BORDER TROUBLES - AND A VISIT TO BRITISH AND SOUTH ARABIAN FEDERATION TROOPS BY MR. DUNCAN SANDYS, BRITAIN'S COLONIAL SECRETARY. YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) HE FLEW BY HELICOPTER TO THE FRONT-LINE POSITIONS NEAR THE YEMENI BORDER.

    FEDERAL OFFICERS GREETED HIM WHEN HE ARRIVED AT THE AREA KNOWN AS COCO-COLA RIDGE. HE TOLD THEM: "WE INTEND TO SEE THIS THING THROUGH UNTIL LAW AND ORDER HAVE BEEN RESTORED".

    NO MILITARY ACTION WAS REPORTED DURING HIS VISIT. TOP SECURITY PRECAUTIONS HAD BEEN TAKEN. FROM COCO-COLA RIDGE, MR. SANDYS SURVEYED WADI BORAN BELOW, WHERE BRITISH ARMY ENGINEERS ARE WORKING TO CLEAR THE WAY FOR CONSOLIDATION OF THE AREA BY THE ADEN FORCES.

    MR. SANDYS, WHO HAD FLOWN TO ADEN FROM LONDON FRO TALKS AND TO MAKE AND ON-THE-SPOT ASSESSMENT OF THE SITUATION, ALSO MET BRITISH TROOPS IN THE RADFAN BATTLE AREA.

    HERE IN THE SEARING HEAT SOME OF THE FIERCEST BATTLES HAVE TAKEN PLACE AS BRITISH FORCES TRY TO QUELL THE REBEL TRIBESMEN KNOWN AS "REDWOLVES".

    (AT THE SAME TIME, IN NEIGHBOURING YEMEN, SANA'A RADIO SAID THE RADFAN BATTLE "MUST NOT CEASE BUT BE EXPANDED TO COVER EVERY INCH OF THE REGION IN AN ORGANISED MANNER, RENDERING THE ENEMY HELPLESS TO COVER EVERY FRONT".)
    MR. SANDYS RETURNS TO LONDON TOMORROW WITH NEWS THAT A CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD THERE IN MID-JUNE TO DISCUSS THE CONSTITUTIONAL PROGRESS OF THE FEDERATION TOWARDS INDEPENDENCE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7PT06DNN86G23D734V3FQ9VUO
    Media URN:
    VLVA7PT06DNN86G23D734V3FQ9VUO
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/05/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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