• Short Summary

    THIRTEEN MILES NORTH OF MALACCA, AN ANCIENT SEAPORT OF MALAYA, THE FUTURE HEADQUARTERS OF THE 28TH COMMONWEALTH BRIGADE THE BIGGEST NAAFI SHOPPING CENTRE FOR THE FORCES HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED.

  • Description

    1.
    LS. MILITARY TRUCKS ENTERING CANTONMENT GATE
    4 ft

    2.
    MLS. GUESTS ARRIVING (LEFT FOREGROUND MR. CLEMENTS,RIGHT FOREGROUND MRS. WALKER)
    7 ft

    3.
    MLS. SERVICEMEN AND WIVES
    8 1/2 ft

    4.
    MS. MRS. WALKER CUTS RIBBON AND PASSES SCISSORS TO MR CLEMENTS
    13 ft

    5.
    MS. GUESTS CLAPPING
    14 1/2 ft

    6.
    MLS. SALESGIRL PRESENTS BOUQUET TO MRS. WALKER
    17 ft

    7.
    MS. GUESTS
    18 ft

    8.
    LS. GUESTS & MILITARY PERSONNEL ENTERING SHOP
    21 ft

    9.
    MLS. INTERIOR OF SHOP
    23 1/2 ft

    10.
    MLS. SERVICEMEN LOOKING AT HOME APPLIANCES
    24 1/2 ft

    11.
    MCU. SERVICEMAN'S WIFE EXAMINING HOME APPLIANCES
    28 ft

    12.
    MS. SIGN "MY FAIR LADY"
    29 ft

    13.
    MS. COSMETICS IN SHOWCASE
    30 1/2 ft

    14.
    MS. TOYS IN SHOWCASE
    32 ft

    15.
    LS. CROWD OUTSIDE BAR
    34 1/2 ft

    16.
    CU. SIGN "THE CROWN"
    35 1/2 ft

    17.
    MCU. GENERAL WALKER DRINKING BEER IN BAR
    37 1/2 ft

    18.
    MLS. SERVICEMEN & WIVES DRINKING BEER
    39 ft

    19.
    MS. A CORPORAL DRINKING BEER
    43 ft

    20.
    MS. ICECREAM VAN OUTSIDE BAR
    45 1/2 ft

    21.
    MLS. GEN. WALKER & OTHERS EATING ICECREAM
    49 ft

    22.
    MLS. A BANK
    50 1/2 ft

    23.
    LS. A THEATRE
    52 ft

    24.
    LS. SERVICEMAN & WIFE OUTSIDE SHOPPING ARCADE
    56 ft



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    Background: THIRTEEN MILES NORTH OF MALACCA, AN ANCIENT SEAPORT OF MALAYA, THE FUTURE HEADQUARTERS OF THE 28TH COMMONWEALTH BRIGADE THE BIGGEST NAAFI SHOPPING CENTRE FOR THE FORCES HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED.

    AT THE TERENDAK CAMP, THE NAVY, ARMY, AIR FORCE INSTITUTE SHOPPING ARCADE WAS OPENED ON JUNE 5 BY MRS. W.C. WALKER, WIFE OF THE GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 17 GURKHA DIVISION, MAJ. GEN. W.C. WALKER.

    BEFORE THE CENTRE WAS OPENED THE NAAFI COMMAND SUPERVISOR MR. D.C.H. CLEMENTS WELCOMED MRS. WALKER AND OTHERS.

    THE SHOWROOM OF THE SHOPPING CENTRE HAS 4,000 SQUARE FEET AND IS FILLED WITH GOODS OF ALMOST EVERY DESCRIPTION - RADIOS, RECORDS, HOME APPLIANCES, PERFUMES, BICYCLES, JEWELLERY, SPORTS EQUIPMENT AND EVEN TOYS. FOR THE WOMEN THERE ARE THE ADDITIONAL ATTRACTIONS OF BEAUTY SHOP AND WOMEN'S CLOTHING SHOP.

    INCLUDED IN THE CENTRE ARE SERVICE SHOPS LIKE BARBERS, TAILORS, WATCH AND ELECTRICAL REPAIR SHOPS AND A FLORIST.

    AMONG THE OTHER SERVICES ARE DAILY DOOR-TO-DOOR SUPPLY OF FRESH MILK AND BREAD FOR FAMILIES LIVING IN THE CAMP.

    AT THE PUB CALLED THE CROWN EQUALITY PREVAILS. BOTH GENERALS AND COMMON SOLDIERS FOUND EQUAL PLACES AS WELCOME CUSTOMERS. THE PUB IS EXPECTED TO BE A HIT AMONG THE MEN.

    NAAFI OFFICIALS SAID THEY ARE OUT TO MAKE THE SHOPPING FACILITIES THE BEST IN THE WORLD, AND MEET THE NEEDS OF EVERY SERVICE-MAN AND FAMILY IN THE COMMONWEALTH BRIGADE. THE CAMP MAY HAVE AT TIMES AS MANY AS 5,000 TROOPS WITH THEIR FAMILIES.

    THE COST OF THE SHOPPING AND OTHER FACILITIES WAS ESTIMATED AT QUARTER MILLION POUND STERLING.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEW93M4MTQ21UO5YZYDMUXG2RX
    Media URN:
    VLVAEW93M4MTQ21UO5YZYDMUXG2RX
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/06/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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