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Title:SIR RONALD CROSS VISITS BURMA FRONT [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ABY 43
Other titles:ROYAL AIR FORCE OPERATIONS IN SOUTH EAST ASIA DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Sir Ronald Cross, British High Commissioner to Australia, visits Imphal airfield and is received by Air Commodore Vincent.
Description: Lockheed Hudson aircraft passes in front of camera. Air Commodore Vincent, Air Officer Commanding 221 Group RAF, disembarks from Hudson HB-233 and is greeted by the station commander. Sir Ronald disembarks from Douglas Dakota FD-879. The party gets into a car. Sir Ronald talks to Australian aircrew of RAF 60 Squadron with a Hawker Hurricane in the background. Watching aircraft take off. Shots of Sir Ronald chatting with members of his party.
Production Details: Air Ministry, Directorate of Public Relations (Production sponsor)
Royal Air Force Film Production Unit (Production company)
Goozee, S (Production individual)
Clot, Dennis Francis Emile1919-07-04 (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Vincent, Stanley Flamank (person)
Cross, Ronald (person)
Royal Air Force, 60 Squadron (regiment/service)
Keywords: Imphal, Manipur, India (geography)
Burma 1942-1945, Second World War (event)
Royal Air Force 1939-1945 (theme)
Far East 1939-1945 (theme)
India 1939-1945 (theme)
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 254 ft; Running time: 3 mins
Notes: Australian aircrew believed to include Pilot Officer McLean, Warrant Officer J G Jackson, Pilot Officer A G Webb and Warrant Officer H W Reid. See related items below.
Date from dopesheet, no slates seen. Date of filming likely to be earlier than that above.