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Title:TOUR OF HRH DUKE OF GLOUCESTER IN AFRICA [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 250/1
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: The Duke's tour of Egypt, Sudan, Eritrea and Aden.
Description: HRH arrives at Heliopolis Airport in Cairo, takes the salute, inspects a guard of honour of the 4/7 Rajputs and says goodbye to Sir Miles and Lady Lampson. In Khartoum he is greeted by the Governor and driven to the palace where he takes the salute. He inspects the British Military Hospital and the Royal Engineers Omdurman Barracks. He inspects Egyptian troops at Abbas Pasha Barracks and also the Sudan Signals. He visits the RAF mess at Khartoum and at the palace inspects a guard of honour of the 1st Battalion the Welch Regiment, the Sudan Defence Force and the RAF. He attends a tea party in a dust storm, departs from Khartoum and arrives at Asmara. He inspects a guard of honour from the 3rd Frontier Infantry Battalion and a USA Naval Project. At Massawa he inspects an American Victory Ship, SS Louise Lykes. He inspects an Eritrean police guard of honour at Asmara Airport. He departs and arrives in Aden where he inspects a guard of honour. He inspects the 5th Coastal Defence Regiment, Royal Artillery and also the Aden Camel Corps.
Production Details: Army Film and Photographic Unit (Production company)
Neill, N S (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Henry, Prince (Duke of Gloucester) (person)
Lampson, Miles Wedderburn (person)
Egyptian Army (regiment/service)
Sudan Defence Force (regiment/service)
Royal Air Force (regiment/service)
British Army, Welch Regiment, 1st/5th Battalion (regiment/service)
British Army, Corps of Royal Engineers (regiment/service)
Keywords: Heliopolis, Egypt (geography)
Khartoum, Sudan (geography)
Asmara, Eritrea (geography)
Massawa, Eritrea (geography)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)