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Other titles:ROYAL AIR FORCE OPERATIONS IN SOUTH EAST ASIA DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: RAF personnel leave Rangoon, Burma, by ship for leave, postings, and repatriation.
Description: Rangoon harbour; a temporary bridge leads to a pontoon jetty. RAF personnel, led by Wing Commander Pimm, cross the bridge and board a landing craft. The landing craft makes its way out of Rangoon harbour and draws alongside a troopship, probably the HMT Dilwara. Men leave the landing craft and climb a gangway staircase to the deck of the ship. The crew watch the men come aboard. The ship's Captain gives orders on the bridge. A naval officer moves the ship's engine telegraph. A signaller uses an Aldis lamp. Rangoon harbour with local boats. RAF men looking down from the rail of the troopship. Men leaning over the deck rail with Rangoon harbour in the background. The bow of the troopship with the anchor being hauled up. Wide shot of the troopship leaving harbour.