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Other titles:ROYAL AIR FORCE OPERATIONS IN SOUTH EAST ASIA DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Men of the RAF Regiment man gun positions on troopships in the Rangoon River before sailing for Singapore.
Description: RAF Regiment airmen man a 20mm Oerlikon gun. A group of RAF and Army officers study a map. RAF men, along with a sailor, man a 20mm gun. RAF gunners man a 40mm Bofors gun. View of the coastline with trees. A small RAF motor launch (numbered '1608'), possibly a seaplane tender, pulls alongside a jetty. General Mansergh, commander of 5th Indian Division, boards the launch with Wing Commander Pimm.
Production Details: Air Ministry, Directorate of Public Relations (Production sponsor)
Royal Air Force Film Production Unit (Production company)
Tookey, C E W (Production individual)
Clot, Dennis Francis Emile1919-07-04 (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Mansergh, Eric Carden Robert (person)
Indian Army, 5th Indian Division (regiment/service)
Royal Air Force, Royal Air Force Regiment (regiment/service)
Keywords: Rangoon, Burma (geography)
Burma 1942-1945, Second World War (event)
Liberation of Singapore Island 1945, Malaya, Second World War (event)
Royal Air Force 1939-1945 (theme)
Burma 1942-1945 (theme)
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 410 ft; Running time: 5 minutes
Notes: General Mansergh spelt 'Manser' and Pimm spelt 'Pym' on dopesheet. A Squadron Leader Lennox also named but he is not apparent.
Photographs of the RAF Regiment manning guns en route to Singapore can be found in the IWM Photograph Archive at the reference below.