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Title:JAPANESE SURRENDER OF SELETAR AIRFIELD [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ABY 141
Other titles:ROYAL AIR FORCE OPERATIONS IN SOUTH EAST ASIA DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Film of Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten arriving at Singapore in advance of the formal Japanese surrender, and the surrender of Seletar airfield.
Description: Kallang Airport, Singapore; Mountbatten steps down from an RAF Douglas Dakota transport aircraft and is greeted by a civilian man wearing a topee. He is followed by Lieutenant-General William Slim, recently appointed commander of Allied Land Forces South East Asia (ALFSEA). Mountbatten and Slim are greeted by Lieutenant-General Philip Christison, General Officer Commanding XV Indian Corps. Senior officers talking. Mountbatten inspects a guard of honour. Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Park, Air Commander-in-Chief, talking with Mountbatten. At Seletar airfield an RAF Regiment guard of honour presents arms as an RAF Ensign is hauled up the flagpole. Interior shots; Japanese officers (Vice-Admiral Kogure and Commander Asano of the Imperial Japanese Navy) surrendering Seletar to a Royal Navy officer (Lieutenant-Commander R A Inskip) as RAF Group Captain Geoffrey Francis looks on.
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)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Mountbatten, Louis (person)
Slim, William Joseph (person)
Park, Keith Rodney (person)
Christison, Philip (person)
South East Asia Command (regiment/service)
Royal Air Force, Royal Air Force Regiment (regiment/service)
Keywords: Seletar, Singapore (geography)
Kallang, Singapore (geography)
Surrender of Japanese Forces 1945, Singapore, Second World War (event)
Royal Air Force 1939-1945 (theme)
Far East 1939-1945 (theme)