The two sons General Sir Francis Festing, Chief of Imperial General Staff, were in the passing out parade at Sandhurst reviewed by their father, Dec. 18.
G.V. OFFICER CADETS ON PARADE GROUND, GUESTS IN FOREGROUND.
L.V. GENERAL FESTING ARRIVES AND MOUNTS DAIS.
G.V. OFFICER HORSEBACK MOVES TOWARDS DAIS.
G.V. DITTO AND ASKS GENERAL FESTING TO INSPECT OFFICER CADETS.
S.C.U.PAN GUESTS, PAN TO AMERICAN OFFICER SALUTING.
G.V. GENERAL FESTING WALKS OUT TO INSPECT CADETS.
S.V.PAN FROM CADETS TO GENERAL FESTING INSPECTING.
C.U. GUARDS SALUTING.
S.V. GENERAL FESTING INSPECTING CADETS.
G.V. OFFICER OF THE SOVEREIGNS COMPANY RECEIVES GEORGE V BANNER
G.V. OFFICER HALTS AND HANDS OVER BANNER.
G.V. MARCH PAST IN SLOW TIME.
L.V. CADETS MARCHING PAST SALUTING DAIS.
S.V. GENERAL FESTING TAKING SALUTE.
L.V. CADETS MARCHING PAST IN QUICK TIME.
L.V. CADETS AT EASE.
L.V. OFFICER CADET, N.J.REDMAYNE MARCHES UP TO RECEIVE SWORD OF HONOUR.
C.U. GENERAL FESTING'S SON..J.FESTING.
L.V. GENERAL FESTING PRESENTS SWORD OF HONOUR, TO N.J.REDMAYNE, HE SALUTES AND MARCHES AWAY.
L.V. CADET OFFICER, A.R.P.GARDEN MARCHES OUT TO RECEIVE QUEEN'S MEDAL.
C.U. GENERAL FESTING'S 2ND SON CADET OFFICER M.FESTING.
L.V. GENERAL FESTING PRESENTS QUEEN'S MEDAL TO OFFICER GARDEN, HE SALUTES & MARCHES AWAY.
G.V. MOUNTED OFFICER RIDES HORSE TOWARDS STEPS.
S.V. GENERAL FESTING SALUTES AS HORSE MOUNTS STEPS.
G.V. HORSE MOUNTS STEPS..END OF PARADE...
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Background: The two sons General Sir Francis Festing, Chief of Imperial General Staff, were in the passing out parade at Sandhurst reviewed by their father, Dec. 18. There were 700 cadets in the parade which marked the end of the two years training for 200 of them.
General Festing was deputising for the Queen. Cadets marched past the dais in slow and quick times. After the salute, the General handed over the Sword of Honour to College Senior Officer N.J. Redmayne and the Queen's Medal to College Senior Under Officer A.R.P. Garden. Then the Soveriegn's Company marched forward, to 'A Hundred Pipers', and received the King George V Banner.
After the ceremony the Officer in Command performed the traditional rite of riding his horse up the steps of Sandhurst College.
The guests at the parade included Sir Gilbert Rennie, High Commissioner for the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Mr. and Mrs. Kanagesundram, Deputy High Commissioner for Ceylon and Tunku Ja'afar and Tunku Najihah, Head of Chancellery, Office of the High Commissioner for the Federation of Malaya.