• Short Summary

    A Kenya army officer cadet from Malawi won the sword-of-honour for the best cadet at a passing-out parade on Wednesday (November 3).

  • Description

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    GV Kenyatta arrives in army vehicle
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    2.
    SV Army cadets on parade
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    3.
    LV ZOOM BACK TO SV Kenyatta inspects cadets
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    4.
    GV Cadets march past.
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    SV Kenyatta and Major-General Mulinge seated on rostrum watching march-past
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    6.
    SV Cadets taking oath
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    7.
    SV Kenyatta presents sword-of-honour to cadet (2 shots)
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    8.
    SV Kenyatta hands cups for best riflemen
    1.04

    9.
    SV Onlookers
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    10.
    SV Kenyatta presents cups.
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    11.
    CU Onlooker
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    12.
    SV Kenyatta makes
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    13.
    CU Vice-President Moi next to President
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    14.
    GV Men and women recruits in field-dress march past (2 shots)
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    15.
    SV Kenyatta in military vehicle waving to crowds
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    16.
    SV Soldiers demonstrating machine-guns on rifle range
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    17.
    SV Kenyatta watches from military vehicle PAN TO machine-gun demonstration.
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A Kenya army officer cadet from Malawi won the sword-of-honour for the best cadet at a passing-out parade on Wednesday (November 3). He received it from President Jomo Kenyatta, who later told the 22 cadets that "politics and army do not mix". The cadet -- seen receiving his prize in this film -- was among three from Malawi. Also taking part in the passing-out ceremony were new recruits, both men and women.

    SYNOPSIS: In Kenya on Wednesday President Jomo Kenyatta attended a passing out parade of officer cadets at the Armed Forces Training College near Nakuru, 90 miles (144 kilometres) northwest of Nairobi, the capital. Among the 22 cadets were three from Malawi.

    Seated with the President was Major-General Mulinge, Commander of the Kenyan Army. Before the award-presentation ceremony, the cadets took an oath of loyalty. The sword-of-honour for the best cadet on the course was presented to one of the Malawians, and two cups for the best rifle-shots went to Kenyan cadets.

    In a speech President Kenyatta said the Kenyan Government would see that the country's armed forces were provided with the most modern equipment. He also warned that politics and soldiering did not mix. Next to the President was Vice-President Daniel Moi, and also taking part in the passing-out ceremony were men and women recruits.

    Following the ceremony the president and his party drove to the firing range, where they watched trained soldiers demonstrating the use of machine-guns.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADWKE6AP6QJJPEX7VDIA1JFUK6
    Media URN:
    VLVADWKE6AP6QJJPEX7VDIA1JFUK6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/11/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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