• Short Summary

    THE BRITISH POLARIS SUBMARINES BASE IS TO BE IN SCOTLAND, AT FASLANE BAY, IN THE GARE LOCH - ONLY A FEW MILES FROM THE AMERICAN BASE IN THE HOLY LOCH.

  • Description

    1.
    GV PAN GARE LOCK
    0.07

    2.
    MV SIGN: FASLANE PORT
    0.09

    3.
    GV PARTLY BROKEN UP SHIP IN YARD
    0.12

    4.
    GV PAN BREAKING UP SHIP
    0.17

    5.
    MV CUTTING STEEL PLATE
    0.20

    6.
    GV SHIPS'S SCRAP
    0.31

    7.
    GV LIFTING SCRAP BY CRANE
    0.37

    8.
    MV PAN SHIPS' CAFSTANS
    0.42

    9.
    GV YARD LOCATION FOR CONVERSION TO BASE
    0.49

    10.
    GV GARE LOCH
    0.52



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    Background: THE BRITISH POLARIS SUBMARINES BASE IS TO BE IN SCOTLAND, AT FASLANE BAY, IN THE GARE LOCH - ONLY A FEW MILES FROM THE AMERICAN BASE IN THE HOLY LOCH.WORK AT THE SITE HAS BEGUN AND THE BASE IS TO BE COMPLETED BY 1968.

    THE NEWS WAS GIVEN IN BOTH HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY).IN ADDITION TO THE BASE, A NEW POLARIS DEPOT WILL BE BUILT AT COULPORT EIGHT MILES AWAY.THE COST FOR BOTH: BETWEEN GBP20-25 MILLION.SOME 1700 OFFICERS AND MEN WILL BE STATIONED AT THE BASE TO OPERATE THE SUBMARINE FLEET FOR NATO.

    THE NEWS OF BUILDING THE BASE HAS BROUGHT THE SAME SHARP REACTION AS THAT OVER HOLY LOCH.LEFT-WING UNIONS ARE AGAINST IT AND ANTI-NUCLEAR DEMONSTRATORS ARE PLANNING NEW PROTEST MARCHES.MEANWHILE THE PRESENT WORKERS AT THE SITE - A SHIPBREAKERS' YARD- ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO A NEW ERA OF FULL EMPLOYMENT ON WHAT WILL BECOME ONE OF THE LARGEST GOVERNMENT PROJECTS IN SCOTLAND.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9UCTEJ6JZT2F0IBBA1MN7NEIH
    Media URN:
    VLVA9UCTEJ6JZT2F0IBBA1MN7NEIH
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/04/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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