FOURTEENTH ARMY PRESENTS A JAPANESE SWORD TO INDIAN AIR FORCE 1 SQUADRON AT IMPHAL, INDIA [Allocated Title]
- 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.
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- Featured Period: 1939-1945
- Production Date: 1944-11-11
- Production Country: GB
- 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)
- Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W Sound format: Silent
- 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.
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