Six cadets from Zambia arrive at the Military College Cadet School at the Curragh Training Camp in County Kildare.
For the first time, cadets from overseas will be trained at the Military College following a request from Zambian authorities.
The cadets are Weston Mvula Chanda, Arikoti Michael Chikoti, Emmanuel Suma Chisha, Solomon Mumbi Mumbi, John Rogers Munthali and Michael Lamock Zulu. The Zambian recruits arrived at the training camp on 17 October 1967 and will spend two years in training.
This report shows cadets being welcomed to the camp, fitted for uniforms and shown to their quarters. The 24 October is the Zambian National Day of Independence and a special dinner will be held in honour of the visiting cadets.
Between 1967 and 1973 and in 1995, five groups of Zambian cadets were trained in the Curragh.
This episode of 'Féach' was broadcast on 22 October 1967. The reporter is Breandán Ó hEithir.
The bilingual current affairs series 'Féach' reported on national and international events and was broadcast from 1967 to 1984. Féach was aired every Sunday evening and featured reports in both Irish and English. The Irish word "Féach" meaning "Look" gives an indication of what the programme was about as editor John Ross stated
It will try to show, from a fresh viewpoint, what is happening at home and abroad each week.
(RTÉ Guide, 14 July 1967, p.17)
The show was originally anchored by Andy O'Mahony with reporting assistance from Seán Duignan and Mícheál Ó Briain.