General Sir Richard Hull, Commander in Chief of Far East Land Forces, opened Camp Fort George, the new Commonwealth Military Camp, Malacca, Malaya, Aug. 4.
CU Signboard '26 Field Regiment'.
MS General Hull inspecting guard of honour - British contingent.
CU Australian soldier - Lt.E.M.Gollings of Hobart.
MS General Hull inspecting Australian soldiers.
MLS General Hull inspecting New Zealand soldiers.
L. to R. Maj.Gen.W.Thomas, Chief of Staff to General Hull, Maj.Gen.J.A.R.Robertson, and Brig. H.J.Mogg, Commander 28 Commonwealth Brigade.
General Hull speaking.
PAN SHOT..of VIP's inspecting camp.
MS Living room.
MLS Lady Hull (hat) inspecting married quarters.
PAN SHOT OF..camp.
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Background: General Sir Richard Hull, Commander in Chief of Far East Land Forces, opened Camp Fort George, the new Commonwealth Military Camp, Malacca, Malaya, Aug. 4. As part of the ceremony he inspected a guard of honour drawn from British, Australian and New Zealand units.
The camp will be completed in 1964 - an 8-year, GBP7-million pound project. It will have 800 married quarters and accommodation for 6,000 soldiers. Modern amenities will include bank, post office, shops, theatres, schools and a 120-bed hospital. Total area will be 5 miles square.
Camp Fort George - named for the Commonwealth Division H.Q. in Korea - will house the Commonwealth Brigade stationed in Malaya as part of the Far East Strategic Reserve.