Friday, 30 March 2012

News At Ten 28th October 1975

'And now we turn to events in the Portuguese African colony of Angola, which is due to become independent on the 11th of next month.

For weeks now, Europeans have been fleeing Angola's capital Luanda as the three anti-colonial liberation movements have turned on one another in the lead up to independence. Today the Foreign Office announced that the RAF had undertaken to assist the Portuguese authorities and provide transport for refugees wishing to leave Angola. The refugees will be flown to Lisbon where they will be resettled by the Portuguese Government.

Two RAF VC10s have been allocated to the operation which is expected to run for two weeks'

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