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Title:CHURCH PARADE AND MARCH PAST [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 405
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: The 53rd Division comprising of nine regiments at a church service held at Holy Trinity Church and the Granada Cinema in Maidstone, Kent.
Description: Men of the Royal Welch Fusiliers, Reconnaissance Corps and the Manchester Regiment approaching and entering the cinema. The band of the Royal Welch Fusiliers plays them in. Lieutenant-General Stopford alights from his car and enters the cinema. The Royal Welch mascots (white goats), with soldiers in attendance. The Royal Tank Regiment and other regiments marching off to the saluting base. Lieutenant-General Stopford and other officers take the salute as the men march past. Officers with a Bofors gun in the background. Manned Bofors guns behind and on either side of the saluting base. Lieutenant-General Stopford taking the salute with troops giving eyes left. The march past headed by the band and the mascot. A column of men giving eyes left. The band approaching the saluting base and turning off to take up position in the squad.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Palmer, S (Lance-Bombardier) (Production individual)
Harding (Bombardier) (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Stopford, Montagu George North (person)
British Army, 53rd Division (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Welch Fusiliers (regiment/service)
British Army, Reconnaissance Corps (regiment/service)
British Army, Manchester Regiment (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Tank Regiment (regiment/service)
Keywords: Maidstone, Kent, England, UK (geography)