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Title:FOURTEENTH ARMY PRESENTS A JAPANESE SWORD TO INDIAN AIR FORCE 1 SQUADRON AT IMPHAL, INDIA [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ABY 45
Other titles:ROYAL AIR FORCE OPERATIONS IN SOUTH EAST ASIA DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Indian Air Force 1 Squadron is presented with a Japanese sword in recognition for its service to Fourteenth Army.
Description: Ceremony at squadron's aerodrome in forward area. Sword is presented. Various shots of army on parade before the squadron. Major General D D Gracey, General Officer Commanding 20th Indian Division, gives short address, reads from the plaque and then inspects the squadron, commanded by Squadron Leader Arjan Singh DFC.
Production Details: Air Ministry, Directorate of Public Relations (Production sponsor)
Royal Air Force Film Production Unit (Production company)
Clot, Dennis Francis Emile1919-07-04 (Production individual)
Goozee, S (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Singh, Arjan (person)
Gracey, Douglas David (person)
Indian Air Force, 1 Squadron (regiment/service)
Indian Army, 20th Indian Division (regiment/service)
Keywords: Burma 1942-1945, Second World War (event)
India 1939-1945 (theme)
British Army 1939-1945 (theme)
Far East 1939-1945 (theme)
Royal Air Force 1939-1945 (theme)
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 190 ft; Running time: 3 mins
Notes: Squadron number obscured on dopesheet, but identifiable by name of commander, Squadron Leader Singh. At one point fuselage of Spitfire Mk V JL-319, struck off charge 23/9/1944, can be seen in the background. Some of the Army troops present appear to be Gurkhas.
Date from slates. Dopesheet dated 26 November 1944.