WELCOME TO VIETNAM AUSTRALIAN ARMY FORCE SAIGON 10 JUNE 1965
0745 Parade assembles.
0800 Parade marches on.
0805 Vietnamese and Australian Flags raised. Vietnamese High Command Band plays national anthems of both countries. Parade presents arms.
0815 Arrival of Commander-in-Chief ARVN, Major General Tran Van Minh.
0820 Arrival of Australian Ambassador, Mr. David ANDERSON.
0830 Arrival of Minister of Defence. Major General NGUYEN VAN THIEU.
Minister of Defence reviews troops.
0840 Speech of welcome by a Vietnamese civilian.
0850 Speech by Minister of Defence.
0900 Minister of Defence offers gifts to Parade Commander, Lt. Col I R W BRUMFIELD.
Two Vietnamese girls present garlands to Commander Australian Army Force, Colonel O. D. JACKSON, and Lt. Col. BRUMFIELD.
30 Vietnamese girls - civilian and Army - present garlands to 30 Australian soldiers on the parade.
30 Vietnamese soldiers present gifts to 30 Australian Soldiers on the parade.
0910 Speech by Australian Ambassador, Mr. David ANDERSON.
0915 VIPs depart.
Syndicated to 3 Japanese stations NHK, TBS ???
Commander-in-Chief, Australian Ambassador and Minister of Defence receive Present Arms on arrival and departure.
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