8.20 a.m. Duke flies from Dum Dum Airport Calcutta to Ondal and from there by?
Indian Steelworks Construction Company Limited (I.S.C.O.N.) GV's.
Duke driving in open Land Rover through works (this Land Rover was for cine cameramen but we were turfed out in order to let the Royal Party have an open vehicle. Without transport, reasonable coverage was impossible), making a lightning half hour tour.
GV's of works.
HRH talking with British staff and their families.
From Durgapur HRH flew in the Heron to Jamshedpur, there to see the Tata Locomotive and Engineering Company.
The name T.E.L.C.O.
Duke arrives and transfers to jeep to tour works accompanied by Mr. S. Moolgaokar, seeing first the motor truck assembly lines, finishing with the completed truck. Then to the railway engine line where he first sees the completed locomotive.
After tour of T.E.L.C.O., HRH visits the Indian Tube Companies Works and sees the tubes in the making.
GV's of part of these works which are close together.
GV's of Tata Steel Works (I don't think this could be confused with the open shots of the other rolls!)
The blast furnace (melting shop No. 3)
Tapping the furnace (melting shop No. 3)
Duke arrives to see melting shop NO. 3. and sees the blast and tapping.
GV of steel melting shop.
The final event of the day was a visit to Jubilee Park where HRH received two large boxes containing gifts for his children, cottage industry toys, clay model animals and raw silks. In a beautiful evening setting, the Duke chatted with some of the crowd and left by car at what is virtually the end of his Indian Tour.
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Background: 8.20 a.m. Duke flies from Dum Dum Airport Calcutta to Ondal and from there by car to Durgapur to see the steel works being constructed by a British Consortium.