• Short Summary

    AS THE BRITISH WITHDRAWAL FROM ADEN GOT INTO FULL-SWING YESTERDAY (SATURDAY), THERE WAS A FINAL GRAND IMPERIAL GESTURE....

  • Description


    REVIEW OF SHIPS; SOLDIERS LEAVING CRATER. (NATURAL SOF)


    1.
    AIR TO SEA SHOTS FLEET.
    0.03

    2.
    MV HMS APPLETON.
    0.06

    3.
    MV FLEET
    0.13

    4.
    MV HELICOPTER TAKES OFF FROM HMS ALBION.
    0.17

    5.
    CU OFFICER LOOKS THROUGH TELESCOPE.
    0.21

    6.
    MV RATINGS LINE UP ON SHIP TILT UP TO HELICOPTERS OVER.
    0.30

    7.
    MV RATINGS ON DECK.
    0.33

    8.
    MV NIGHT SCENES SOLDIER WITH RIFLE AT CRATER (NAT. SOF BEGINS)
    0.36

    9.
    LV LORRIES AND MEN LEAVING.
    0.48

    10.
    MV SOLDIER DIRECTS LORRIES.
    0.49

    11.
    MV PAN LORRY PAST.
    0.52

    12.
    MV FLAG LOWERING CEREMONY
    0.57

    13.
    CU FLAG LOWERED
    1.04

    14.
    MV FLAG BEING FOLDED, PIPER PLAYING.
    1.08



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: AS THE BRITISH WITHDRAWAL FROM ADEN GOT INTO FULL-SWING YESTERDAY (SATURDAY), THERE WAS A FINAL GRAND IMPERIAL GESTURE.... THE HIGH COMMISSIONER IN THE COLONY, SIR HUMPHREY TREVELYAN, REVIEWED 24 SHIPS OF THE ROYAL NAVY.

    SIR HUMPHREY, ABOARD A COASTAL MINESWEEPER, REVIEWED EACH OF THE VESSELS IN TURN IN ADEN'S OUTER HARBOUR. THEN HE TRANSFERRED TO THE FLAGSHIP, H.M.S. INTREPID, TO TAKE A FLY-PAST OF WESSEX TROOP-CARRYING HELICOPTERS AND JET AIRCRAFT.

    THE SHIPS ARE PLAYING A MAJOR ROLE IN THE WITHDRAWAL OF BRITISH FORCES FROM ADEN, WHICH BECOMES PART OF NEWLY-INDEPENDENT SOUTH ARABIA NEXT THURSDAY (30 NOVEMBER).

    IN THE EARLY HOURS OF TODAY (SUNDAY), THE CRATER DISTRICT OF ADEN WAS HANDED OVER TO THE SOUTH ARABIAN ARMY. LEAVING WERE THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS, 1,000 SOLDIERS WHO HAVE FACED SOME OF THE BLOODIEST VIOLENCE IN ADEN DURING THE LAST FEW MONTHS.

    JUST BEFORE THEY DROVE AWAY IN THEIR TRUCKS, THE REGIMENTAL FLAG WAS LOWERED, A PIPER PLAYING 'THE BARREN ROCKS OF ADEN'.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAXOXM3SB1BBWKF49Y7N9WP0JY
    Media URN:
    VLVAAXOXM3SB1BBWKF49Y7N9WP0JY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/11/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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