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Title:HRH DUKE OF GLOUCESTER IN INDIA [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 243/3
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: The Duke on official duties on a tour of India.
Description: I. 14 June. The Duke arrives in Bihar Province and is received by the Governor, His Excellency Sir Thomas Stewart.
II. 16 June. He visits British and Indian hospitals and also troops from Burma during a monsoon.
III. The Duke visits Tata Works where he is received by the Governor of Bihar who introduces him to the Tata Directorate, including Mr Ghandy. The Duke examines sheets of armour plates. He visits the Indian Cable Company and another factory where armoured vehicles are being built. A garland is placed around his neck.
IV. The Duke visits an aerodrome near Calcutta where he meets Wing Commander Nicholson, the first man of Fighter Command to receive the VC in the war. Accompanied by Sir John Herbert, Governor of Bengal, the Duke inspects the Air Raid Precautions, troops and armaments factories. He also inspects «HMIS Pansy».
Production Details: Army Film and Photographic Unit (Production company)
Langley, Bryan1909-12-292008 (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Henry, Prince (Duke of Gloucester) (person)
Stewart, Thomas Alexander (person)
Ghandy, Jehangir Jivaji (person)
Nicolson, Eric James Brindley (person)
Herbert, John Arthur (person)
Indian Cable Company (regiment/service)
Tata Iron and Steel Company (regiment/service)
Indian Navy, PANSY (INS), corvette (regiment/service)
Keywords: Bihar, India (geography)
Calcutta, North East India, India (geography)
India 1939-1945 (theme)