• Short Summary

    A FAREWELL PARADE AT BRITISH ARMY HEADQUARTERS IN SINGAPORE FOR GENERAL SIR NIGEL POETT, WHO IS RETIRING AFTER TWO YEARS AS COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF, FAR EAST LAND FORCES.

  • Description

    1.
    LS GURKHA PIPE BAND (2 SHOTS)
    4 ft

    2.
    MLS SERVICEMEN AND FAMILIES
    5 ft

    3.
    MS CAR ARRIVES WITH POETT
    7 ft

    4.
    MS C-IN-C SIGN
    8 ft

    5.
    MS POETT AND WIFE ENTER HEADQUARTERS
    10 1/2 ft

    6.
    MS FLAG
    12 ft

    7.
    LS POETT SALUTES PARADE
    13 ft

    8.
    MLS GUARD OF HONOUR
    14 ft

    9.
    LS/ MLS POETT INSPECTS GURKHAS
    23 1/2 ft

    10.
    LS INSPECTION OF PIPERS
    28 ft

    11.
    MS ONLOOKERS
    29 1/2 ft

    12.
    MLS MOTOR ESCORT AS POETT LEAVES
    32 ft

    13.
    MS WOMEN SALUTE
    33 ft

    14.
    MS POETT DRIVES OFF
    38 ft



    Initials LCS/MK/GAP/AMR



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A FAREWELL PARADE AT BRITISH ARMY HEADQUARTERS IN SINGAPORE FOR GENERAL SIR NIGEL POETT, WHO IS RETIRING AFTER TWO YEARS AS COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF, FAR EAST LAND FORCES.

    SIR NIGEL IS LEAVING SINGAPORE ON APRIL 7 FOR BRITAIN. HE RETIRES OFFICIALLY IN AUGUST. HIS SUCCESSOR IN SINGAPORE WILL BE LIEUTENANT GENERAL SIR REGINALD HEWETSON, COMMANDING OFFICER OF BRITISH FORCES IN HONG KONG.

    AT THE FAREWELL PARADE, A PIPE BAND AND A GUARD OF HONOUR FROM THE 1ST/10TH GURKHAS PROVIDED A SMART TURNOUT.

    LATER, REPRESENTATIVE UNITS OF THE BRITISH ARMY IN SINGAPORE LINED THE ROADWAY AS GENERAL SIR NIGEL POETT DROVE AWAY FOR THE LAST TIME.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9AET0XXIRIO3XR0ESP6ZP9NTI
    Media URN:
    VLVA9AET0XXIRIO3XR0ESP6ZP9NTI
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/04/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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