• Short Summary

    THE ROYAL EAST AFRICAN NAVY, DUE TO BE DISBANDED SOON, WAS HOST JAN 9 TO MR.

  • Description

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    GV. MARCH PAST NAVAL BASE, MBOYA, OFFICER TAKES SALUTE.
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    2.
    SIDE VIEW.. DITTO TWO SCENES.
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    SV. MBOYA, OFFICER TAKES SALUTE.
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    4.
    LV. MBOYA.
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    5.
    GV. NAVAL DETACHMENTS ON PARADE GROUND.
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    6.
    GV--SV.. MBOYA WALKS OFF WITH PARTY.
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    7.
    GTV. ANTI-AIRCRAFT CREW ON BOARD MINESWEEPER.
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    8.
    SIDE V.. MBOYA AND PARTY WATCH FROM BRIDGE.
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    9.
    GV. CREW ON FIRE EXERCISES.
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    10.
    SIDE V.. MBOYA WATCHES
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    11.
    CU DITTO
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    12.
    GTV. STERN.
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    Initials JRG/S/PB JRG/S/MT/PB



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    Background: THE ROYAL EAST AFRICAN NAVY, DUE TO BE DISBANDED SOON, WAS HOST JAN 9 TO MR.TOM MBOYA, GENERAL SECRETARY OF THE KENYA AFRICAN NATIONAL UNION.

    DISBANDMENT IS TO COME FOLLOWING TANGANYIKA'S UNILATERAL WITHDRAWAL OF HER FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION TOWARDS THE NAVY'S GBP100,000 UPKEEP.

    AFTER A CEREMONY AT MOMBASA NAVAL BASE, MR.MBOYA WENT TO SEA, IN ONE OF THE NAVY'S TWO SHIPS, A 21-YEAR OLD MINESWEEPER.

    MR.MBOYA SAW MOST OF THE NAVY'S PERSONNEL : EIGHT OFFICERS, FOUR EUROPEAN INSTRUCTORS, 150 MEN.HE SAID HE WANTED TO SEE THE NAVY SURVIVE.AN INDEPENDENT KENYA WOULD NEED A NAVY, EVEN IF IT WAS FOR NOTHING MORE AND GRANDIOSE THAN COASTAL PATROLS AND CEREMONIAL DUTIES.

    HE WAS ALSO REPORTED AS SAYING: WE ARE A MARITIME COUNTRY AND WILL INEVITABLY NEED A NAVY.BUT IN THIS CONTEXT I WOULD STRESS THAT IT MUST BE OUR OWN NAVY - WE DO NOT WANT A BRITISH NAVAL BASE HERE.BUT HE ALSO FELT THAT BRITAIN SHOULD HELP MAINTAIN THE NAVY UNTIL INDEPENDENCE ARRIVED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADC22CX5GX9NSVHO1J4GS59P93
    Media URN:
    VLVADC22CX5GX9NSVHO1J4GS59P93
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/01/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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