• Short Summary

    His Majesty King Zahir Shah of Afghanistan this morning watched the Pakistan Air Force establish a 'world record' in aeronautics when a team of 16 Sabre Jets performed the loop.

  • Description

    1.
    G.V. Plane taxi-ing in.


    2.
    L.V. Pakistan Air Force Sabre Jets lined up.


    3.
    S.V. Afghan King followed by President of Pakistan Maj. Gen. Mirza and Begum Nahid Mirza-alighting from the plane.


    4.
    S.V. Afghan King with the President.


    5.
    S.V. Crowd.


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    S.V. King of Afghanistan taking salute.


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    S.C.U. Ditto.


    8.
    S.V. Air Chiefs of Iraq and Iran with C. in C. Pakistan Army in the centre.


    9.
    G.V. Audience watching air display.


    10.
    Angle V. Display by 16 Sabre Jets of the Pakistan Airforce.




    Initials M.R./P.B.



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: His Majesty King Zahir Shah of Afghanistan this morning watched the Pakistan Air Force establish a 'world record' in aeronautics when a team of 16 Sabre Jets performed the loop. Commanders-in-Chief of the Turkish, Iranian and Iraqui Air Force had also come to witness one of the most impressive displays so far organised by the Pakistan Air Force.

    The King, accompanied by the President and Begum Iskandar Mirza arrived in the President's 'Viscount' from the Drigh Road Air Port to review the all-jet demonstrations before a crowd of over thirty thousand guests.

    Before the display began, the King inspected a guard of honour mounted by the Pakistan Air Force while the Pakistan and Afghan national anthems were played by the Air Force band.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADMPF1B4NTUMBCQS7B6M5J1HSR
    Media URN:
    VLVADMPF1B4NTUMBCQS7B6M5J1HSR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/02/1958
    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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