• Short Summary

    A RECENT GIFT FROM AUSTRALIA TO MALAYSIA OF 13 BOFORS ANTI-AIRCRAFT GUNS UNDERLINES THE RAPPORT REACHED IN TALKS OVER THE LAST TWO DAYS BETWEEN AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTER JOHN GORTON AND AMERICAN PRESIDENT RICHARD NIXON.

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    GUNS TOWED TO PARADE GROUND; MALAYSIAN AND AUSTRALIAN FLAGS; MALAYSIAN OFFICERS; JEEP WITH EASTMAN AND INCHE HAMZAH; AUSTRALIAN TROOPS WATCH; INCHE HAMZAH SPEAKS; REGIMENTAL BAND; GUNS AWAY; SALUTES; GUNS AWAY.




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    Background: A RECENT GIFT FROM AUSTRALIA TO MALAYSIA OF 13 BOFORS ANTI-AIRCRAFT GUNS UNDERLINES THE RAPPORT REACHED IN TALKS OVER THE LAST TWO DAYS BETWEEN AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTER JOHN GORTON AND AMERICAN PRESIDENT RICHARD NIXON. AFTER THE TALKS, THE PRESIDENTS RE-AFFIRMED THE RESOLVE OF THE UNITED STATES TO CONTINUE ITS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE TO THE SECURITY AND PROGRESS IN THE PACIFIC AREA, INCLUDING SOUTHEAST ASIA.

    THE CEREMONY TOOK PLACE AT BUTTERWORTH, ON THE NORTHWEST COAST, WHERE THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE HAS ITS BASE. THE GIFT OF THE BOFOR GUNS FOLLOWED THE WITHDRAWAL OF THE AUSTRALIAN 110TH LIGHT-AIRCRAFT BATTERY, RETURNING HOME FOR FURTHER ASSIGNMENT.

    THE AUSTRALIAN HIGH COMMISSIONER TO MALAYSIA, MR A.J. EASTMAN, HANDED OVER THE GUNS TO MALAYSIA'S ASSISTANT MINISTER OF HOME AFFAIRS, INCHE HAMZAH BIN DATO ABU SAMAH.

    AUSTRALIA HAS ALSO DECIDED TO GIVE MALAYSIA 10 SABRE JET FIGHTER AIRCRAFT -- A GIFT DESCRIBED BY MALAYSIAN PRIME MINISTER TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN AS A FINE GESTURE AND SHOW OF AUSTRALIAN FRIENDSHIP. AUSTRALIAN GUNNERS WILL TRAIN MALAYSIAN TROOPS TO USE THE GUNS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD8E9GW3W8GGP23QIC6MVLNVKT
    Media URN:
    VLVAD8E9GW3W8GGP23QIC6MVLNVKT
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/05/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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