Lieutenant General Sean MacKeown becomes the new General Officer commanding UN troops in the Congo
Location: Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland (Eire)
Story about Lieutenant General Sean MacKeown travelling to Africa as the General Officer commanding United Nations troops in the Congo
LS Army personnel on balcony of airport. GV. Terminal building. MS. People on airport building. Various shots, Lt. General Sean MacKeown Chief of Staff of Irish Army and from 1st January Officer Commanding United Nations Troops in Congo, and Colonel James Quinn of the Irish Army, they walk to plane accompanied by their families and by the Minister for External Affairs, Mr. Aiken, the Minister of Defence, Mr. Boland, the new Irish Army Chief of Staff Major General Sean Collins-Powell, and the Adjutant General Colonel Hally.
Various shots, General MacKeown shakes hands with various officials and kisses his wife and children goodbye. Various shots, Lt. Gen. MacKeown and Colonel Quinn board plane, cut-ins of their families waving goodbye also Mr. Aiken, Mr. Boland and Colonel Hally. Various shots, families and friends waiting about on tarmac waiting for the plane to take off and of them waving. LS. Viscount plane taxiing. (Mute Orig. Neg.)
Note: The paper work reports that Brigadier Thickness (British Military attaché in Ireland) was present. The camera work is particularly wobbly.