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    British forces on patrol in Egypt

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    Gaumont British Ident

    SLATE INFORMATION: Canal Zone Troops on Guard

    EGYPT: Suez Canal Zone:

    AEROPLANES R.A.F.etc etc Pilots briefed.. take off in Vampires on patrol over the Canal Zone.. shots in flight.. at Diversoir Air Base Egypt

    CHILDREN. Children of servicemen in the Canal Zone Egypt get the visit of Santa despite troubled area.

    CHRISTMAS. Santa gives gifts to British Army kids in Canal Zone of Egypt despite the trouble

    EGYPT. RAF Police stop shepherds, camel trains, buses and lorries and search thro' for hidden arms etc etc.. use wireless car to report..Vampires take-off over Canal Zone.. Lt Gen. Sir George Erskine joins in Xmas festivities. drinks from loving cup with daughter and staff..visits garrison Hospital with nurses etc.. Sergeants Mess shakes hands etc.. Soldiers families enjoy Xmas.. Sergeants drink beer..Men waited on by officers..Ships still pass thro Canal

    ERSKINE..LT. GENERAL Sir George. CO British troops in Canal Zone..at Xmas 1951..drinks with officers and his daughter from loving cup..visits the hospital seen with nurses.. enters the Sergeants Mess. shakes hands etc etc

    JET PROPELLED PLANES. Pilots receive briefing, take off in Vampire.. in Egypt Canal Zone patrol.. shots in flight

    MILITARY BRITISH. Xmas 1951 in Canal Zone Egypt.. as British maintain the waterway in face of Egyptian opposition..RAF Police patrol roads interrogate natives and search them..Lt General Sir George Eskine joins his officers with his daughter in loving cup, visits garrison hospital, with the nurses.. in Sergeants Mess drinking goes on .. Eskine shakes hands.. in Men's Mess the officers wait on them, give food and drinks etc

    NATIVES. RAF Police stop shepherds, camel trains, lorries, buses turn out natives and search for hidden weapons in Egypt, Canal Zone.

    NURSES Shots of nurses at Garrison Hospital in Canal Zone.. Visited by Lt Gen Erskine CO of Canal Zone in Egypt Shots nurses waving etc

    POLICEMEN.. RAF Police stooping Egyptian natives and searching for hidden in precautionary measures taken in Canal Zone..Halt buses, lorries, camel trains, and shepherds to question etc etc Radio car.

    RADIO. RAF Police use radio-car to report on searches in Canal Zone hold ups

    SHEEP. Egyptian shepherd with sheep is stopped and searched by RAF Police in precaution measures.. shots of native with just the sheep in picture.

    SHIPPING.. Shipping passes thro' Canal in Suez..launch goes out of large vessel to permit it's passage

    SUEZ CANAL. Shipping continues top pass thro' Canal.

    Military - Active; Egypt

    Royal Air Force, shipping lanes, party season, Christmas dinner, army customs, service families, patrol boats
    Background: British forces on patrol in Egypt

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    Reuters - Gaumont British Newsreel
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