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Other titles:POST-WAR NAVAL OPERATIONS - MISCELLANEOUS [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Investiture at HAFMED, Malta: Vice-Admiral James A Fife, USN (Deputy C-in-C Allied Forces Mediterranean) presents decorations on behalf of the US government to four British officers for their services in Korea.
Description: Vice Admiral Fife delivers an opening address before presenting bouquets to wives of three of the men (Captain Jay, Commander Kiggell and Captain Pounds). Presentations are made: Commander Edgar G D Pounds RM (3 Commando Brigade receives the Bronze Star Medal; Commander Launcelot Kiggell RN (Fleet Aviation Officer to C-in-C Mediterranean), Colonel Theodore Podger RN (Commanding Officer of HMS Seffield) and Captain Allan D H Jay (Flag Caprain to the Flag Officer Malta) all receive Legion of Merit. C-in-C Med Admiral Sir Guy Grantham gives a vote of thanks to Vice-Admiral Fife; latter poses with decorated officers and their wives.
Production Details: Admiralty (Production sponsor)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Fife, James A (person)
Grantham, Guy (person)
Jay, Allan D H (person)
Jay (Mrs) (person)
Kiggell, Launcelot (person)
Kiggell (Mrs) (person)
Podger, Theodore Edward (person)
Pounds, Edgar G D (person)
Pounds (Mrs) (person)
British Army (regiment/service)
Royal Navy (regiment/service)
United States Navy (regiment/service)
Keywords: ceremonies, British - event-related: investiture, Legion of Merit (object name)
Malta & Floriana <HAFMED headquarters> (geography)
Notes: Summary: film has not been viewed - information is taken from CNI records.