The british troop pullout from singapore is in full swing. By the end of this?
Few shots reporter interviewing Battalion Commander Col. David Saunders before departure
Various shots Gordon Highlanders in civvies with families boarding RAF VC-10 at Tengah Airfield
Couple of shots bagpipes piping while Gordons board aircraft
Aircraft ground crew looking on
Battalion Commander Saunders and wife boarding aircraft
Not to be services TVSingapore or TVMalaysia - local governments do not want to show any military pull-out stories Filming very restricted - could only film around aircraft Camera man:M. Keclik
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Background: The british troop pullout from singapore is in full swing. By the end of this month only a handful of men will remain behind until the final pull-out by march next year. Among those to leave in the phased pullout on November 6, was the a first group of 124 man and familia from the company of the first battalion, Gordon Highlanders. the gordon highlanders were first formed in 1789 during the peninsular war against Napolean bornaparte. They first arrived in Singapore, totalling seven hundred men, about forty years ago. The gordon highlanders in singapore were under the command of Colonel David Saunders. And as they waved their final goodbye from the Singapore military airbase of Tengah, Pipe Major Brian Mairae of Wester Ross, entertained the departees and the onlookers with well....Scottish pipe music.