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Title:NEW ALLIED AIR COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF ARRIVES IN CEYLON [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ABY 80
Other titles:ROYAL AIR FORCE OPERATIONS IN SOUTH EAST ASIA DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: The new Allied Air Commander-in-Chief, Air Marshal Sir Keith Park, arrives at Ratmalana airport in Columbo, Ceylon (Sri Lanka).
Description: The retiring Air Marshal Sir Guy Garrod disemplanes, followed by Air Marshal Park and his wife. They are greeted by Air Marshal A Durston, Air Officer Commanding RAF 222 Group. A staff car with an RAF ensign pennant. A Consolidated Liberator heavy bomber can be seen in the background. The officers talk before departing by car.
Production Details: Air Ministry, Directorate of Public Relations (Production sponsor)
Royal Air Force Film Production Unit (Production company)
Hughes, H R (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Garrod, Alfred Guy Roland (person)
Park, Keith Rodney (person)
Durston, Albert (person)
Air Command South East Asia (regiment/service)
Royal Air Force (regiment/service)
Keywords: Colombo, Ceylon (geography)
Ratmalana airport (geography)
Burma 1942-1945, Second World War (event)
Royal Air Force 1939-1945 (theme)
Far East 1939-1945 (theme)