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Title:ROYAL MARINES LOCOMOTIVE NAMING CEREMONY, ST PANCRAS STATION, LONDON [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 3444
Summary: Locomotive naming ceremony at St Pancras Station, London, General Sir Malcolm Cartwright Taylor KCB, Commandant General of the Royal Marines accompanied by Mr Johnson CBE (Chairman and General Manager of British Rail London Midland Region) and other dignitaries. The British Rail Class 45 diesel locomotive No 45048 is named "The Royal Marines" By General Cartwright Taylor, who also presented the locomotive crew (driver C Malyon and second man K N Bart) with commemorative tankards.
Technical Details: Format: 16mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 75 ft (ca); Running time: 2 mins (ca)
Notes: Summary: this was the first locomotive to have been named "Royal Marines"; the naming was part of the Marines' tercentenary celebrations. The diver, C Malyon, was a former member of the Royal Marines who had won the Distinguished Service Medal while serving in Arakan during the Second World War. No 45048 was one of a number of Class 45 locomotives named after British units.