While Turkish Government is trying lately to create problems over the control of the Northern Aegean, Greece continues her defense program peacefully as scheduled some two years ago.
The president visiting the Naval Training Center of Scaramanga and the Underwater Destruction Groups.
Inspected the officers and men of the Centers and was briefed on their training.
He later visited the Fast Torpedo boats base of Amfiali from where he boarded a fast boat and arrived at Salamis Naval Base.
At Salamis he inspected the new units, officers and men in lines, discussed their problems and was briefed on the situation in the Navy. He boarded destroyers and was briefed by their commanders. Many and various shots of the president accompanied by Vice Admiral P.Arapakis, Chief of the Greek Navy.
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Background: While Turkish Government is trying lately to create problems over the control of the Northern Aegean, Greece continues her defense program peacefully as scheduled some two years ago. The Greek Army now uses french AMX-30 armoured and other modern missiles, while the Navy has been reinforced recently by french fast torpedo-boats and four german submarines, notwithstanding the other units handxd over to Greece by the USA through NATO. Finally, the Airforce acquired quite recently a number of Phantom F-4 planes.
Greek President, General Phaedon Gizikis, after having inspected the Armed Forces of the Greek North, reviewed this afternoon at Salamis Island Naval Base the Greek Fleet and the recently acquired new units. The president was accompanied by the Navy's Chief, Vice-Admiral Arapakis.