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Title:ARRIVAL OF UNDER-SECRETARY OF STATE, LORD MUNSTER, IN THE ARAKAN, BURMA [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ABY 36
Other titles:ROYAL AIR FORCE OPERATIONS IN SOUTH EAST ASIA DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Lord Munster, Under-Secretary of State for India, arrives in the Arakan, Burma
Description: Earl of Munster arriving at an RAF station where he is met by the Station Commander, and talking with Air Commodore the Earl of Bandon (commander of RAF 224 Group). RAF Thunderbolts taking off. The Earl in the airmen's cookhouse and speaking with the Catering Officer.
Production Details: Air Ministry, Directorate of Public Relations (Production sponsor)
Royal Air Force Film Production Unit (Production company)
Lang, T W (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: FitzClarence, Geoffrey William Richard Hugh (person)
Bernard, Percy (person)
Royal Air Force (regiment/service)
Royal Air Force, 224 Group (regiment/service)
Keywords: Welfare and recreational activities and services, Burma 1942-1945, Second World War (event)
Royal Air Force 1939-1945 (theme)
Burma 1942-1945 (theme)
Aerial Warfare (theme)
Far East 1919-1939 (theme)
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 63 ft; Running time: 1 min
Notes: By September 1944 a growing undercurrent of discontent amongst servicemen in India and Burma had led to a questions in Parliament about the provision of welfare services in the theatre. Consequently Lord Munster was despatched and after reporting his findings to Parliament more resources were allocated to welfare services in South East Asia Command, and more aircraft were made available to fly casualties home to the UK.
Date from dopesheet. Actual date of visit likely to be earlier.
Location unclear. Possibly Jumchar or Ratnap, but unable to confirm.