• Short Summary

    BRITISH ARMY HELICOPTERS NOW IN USE IN MALAYSIAN BORNEO AGAINST INDONESIAN INSURGENTS, ARE BEING MODIFIED IN SARAWAK TO A HIGHER STANDARD, FOLLOWING REPORTS THAT CERTAIN ENGINE PROBLEMS HAVE ARISEN FROM THEIR OPERATIONAL USE.

  • Description

    1.
    LS WESSEX CHOPPER TAKES OFF ON OPERATION DUTY
    8 1/2 ft

    2.
    MLS CHOPPERS UNDERGOING REPAIRS
    11 ft

    3.
    MS BELVEDERE CHOPPER
    13 1/2 ft

    4.
    MS TECHNICIANS AT WORK ON WESSEX CHOPPER
    16 ft

    5.
    MS CHOPPER'S BLADES BEING REPAIRED
    18 ft

    6.
    MS TECHNICIANS REPAIRING ENGINE
    19 1/2 ft

    7.
    MS BELVEDERE CHOPPERS UNDERGOING REPAIRS IN HANGER
    22 1/2 ft

    8.
    CU REPAIRING BELVEDERE (FOUR SHOTS)
    29 ft

    9.
    MS MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP FOR CHOPPERS
    31 ft

    10.
    MS WESSEX UNDERGOING REPAIRS (THREE SHOTS)
    38 ft

    11.
    MS TECHNICIANS EXAMINING NEW ENGINE IN BOX
    40 ft

    12.
    CU HAND TIGHTENING NUT OF NEW ENGINE
    41 ft

    13.
    CU FACE OF TECHNICIAN AT WORK
    42 ft

    14.
    MS NEW ENGINE BEING FIXED ONTO CHOPPER
    45 ft

    15.
    MS TECHNICIANS AT WORK ON CHOPPER (TWO SHOTS)
    49 ft



    Initials CAR/VS/MK/YA/RBI



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: BRITISH ARMY HELICOPTERS NOW IN USE IN MALAYSIAN BORNEO AGAINST INDONESIAN INSURGENTS, ARE BEING MODIFIED IN SARAWAK TO A HIGHER STANDARD, FOLLOWING REPORTS THAT CERTAIN ENGINE PROBLEMS HAVE ARISEN FROM THEIR OPERATIONAL USE.

    THE HELICOPTERS CURRENTLY UNDERGOING REPAIRS AT THE ROYAL AIR FORCE BASE SOMEWHERE IN SARAWAK ARE THE WESSEXS, BELVEDERES AND A FEW OTHERS. THESE PROBLEMS ARE AFFECTING ARMY OPERATIONS TO A SMALL DEGREE. THE OPERATIONAL USE INCLUDES TRANSPORTING TROOPS TO THE TROUBLE SPOTS AND BORDER OUTPOSTS IN DENSE JUNGLE WHICH ARE INACCESSIBLE BY FOOT OR OTHER AIRCRAFT.

    AT THE MOMENT, MODIFICATIONS ARE BEING INCORPORATED IN THE ENGINES, AND WHEN ENGINES AT THE PRESENT IN SERVICE REACH THE END OF THEIR EXISTING OVERHAUL PERIOD, A FRESH ENGINE, MODIFIED TO THE HIGHER STANDARD, WILL BE PROVIDED.

    IN THIS JUNGLE WARFARE WHICH HAS ARISEN FROM THE UNSETTLED MALAYSIA-INDONESIA DISPUTE, BRITAIN, WHO IS STRONGLY BACKING MALAYSIA, HAS BUILT UP HER MILITARY STRENGTH IN THE BORNEO TERRITORIES FOLLOWING REPORTS THAT INDONESIA IS MASSING HER FORCES ALONG THE 900-MILE BORDER. BRITISH ACTION FOLLOWS REQUESTS BY THE MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT FOR MORE ASSISTANCE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVATZ8XKHCOT7E2T723ODI97NGR
    Media URN:
    VLVATZ8XKHCOT7E2T723ODI97NGR
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/01/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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