Twenty-five women and eighteen men, the first batch of NAAFI volunteers left Blackbushe Airport on Sunday, November 16, for Cyprus.
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G.V. PRESIDENT NASSER DRIVING THROUGH CROWDED STREET.
G.V. CROWD RUNNING TOWARDS CAR.
G.V. CROWD LINING ROUTE.
G.V. MASSED CROWDS AROUND NASSER, WAVING ARMS ETC.,
G.V. CROWD ENTERING ANOTHER STREET, LEADING NASSER'S CAR.
G.V.PAN OVER CROWD AND POLICE TRYING TO CLEAR CROWD FROM ROUTE.
ANGLE V. MINIA HOSPITAL.
S.V. NASSER WAVES TO CROWD AS HE ENTERS HOSPITAL.
S.V. HOSPITAL BALCONY.
L.V. NASSER COMES OUT OF HOSPITAL.
L.V.TOWARDS. NASSER WALKING DOWN STEPS OF HOSPITAL, HOSPITAL STAFF APPLAUDING.
L.V. MINISTERS AWAITING NASSER'S ADDRESS.
S.V. FIELD MARSHAL ABD EL HAKIM, AMER COMMANDER, MAKING INAUGURAL SPEECH.
G.V. CROWD APPLAUDING AS NASSER TAKES THE STAND.
G.V. NASSER ADDRESSING CROWD.
S.V. AUDIENCE CLAPPING.
L.V. (THE NEXT DAY) CROWD OUTSIDE BENI-SWEFF STATION, AWAITING NASSER'S ARRIVAL.
L.V. NASSER DISMOUNTING STATION BRIDGE AND WAVES TO CROWD.
G.V. CROWD TOWARDS BRIDGE.
G.V.PAN OVER MASS CROWD WAVING TO NASSER.
S.V. ARMED WOMEN SOLDIERS.
S.V. NASSER MAKING SPEECH.
T.G.V. PAN FROM MASSED CROWD TO NASSER ON BALCONY.
S.V. N.A.A.F.I. VOLUNTEERS LEAVING COACH AT BLACKBUSH AIRPORT.
S.V. S.O.F. INTERVIEW
SOUND IN "WELL MISS GREESON...
... SOUND OUT .. TOOK IT VERY WELL"
Initials S-D/CW W.S./R.L.
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Background: Twenty-five women and eighteen men, the first batch of NAAFI volunteers left Blackbushe Airport on Sunday, November 16, for Cyprus. They are the advance party of at least five hundred volunteers who will replace 1,200 dismissed Greek-Cypriot workers.
Chosen for good looks as well as commonsense, it is not surprisingly estimated that their chances of returning unmarried are 5-1 against. Pre-flight instructions covered the whole field of feminine behaviour...from personal security to "don't take nylons - it's too hut out there!"
Reporter Donald Milner at Blackbushe for the take-off interviewed several of the Cyprus adventure bound girls.
Over 17,000 people applied for the Cyprus vacancies and the lists were closed on the week-end, November 15. The Australian Migration Officer in London has offered to take the surplus of volunteers, "They are just the sort of people we are looking for -- high spirited, adventurous and determined."
Among the first callers at NAAFI headquarters when the appeal was first made was Mrs. Josephine Schwartz, Sir Winston Churchill's cook at his country home at Chartwell.