• Short Summary

    HUNDREDS OF WELL-WISHERS SWARMED THE SINGAPORE HARBOUR BOARD WHARF ON NOVEMBER 10 TO BID FAREWELL TO MAJOR GENERAL E.

  • Description

    1.
    LS BAND OF QUEEN'S OWN HIGHLANDERS
    4 FT

    2.
    MLS SHIP
    5 1/2 ft

    3.
    LS WELL-WISHERS
    9 ft

    4.
    MLS BASE DISTRICT FLAG
    10 1/2 ft

    5.
    MS WILLIAMS (LEFT) TALKING TO HARBOUR POLICE CHIEF
    13 ft

    6.
    MCU STONELEY (RIGHT) TALKING TO FRIENDS
    16 1/2 ft

    7.
    MS MRS. WILLIAMS TALKING TO FRIENDS
    20 ft

    8.
    MS TWO DAUGHTERS
    22 1/2 ft

    9.
    LS CROWD AROUND BAND
    24 1/2 ft

    10.
    CU TRUMPETER
    26 1/2 ft

    11.
    MS WILLIAMS BOARDING SHIP
    32 ft

    12.
    LS SHIP STEAMS OUT
    35 ft

    13.
    MLS CROWD WAVING
    38 ft

    14.
    LS HE AND FAMILY WAVING FROM BRIDGE
    39 1/2 ft

    15.
    LS HIS STANDARD FLUTTERING
    41 ft

    16.
    LS SHIP SAILS
    45 ft



    Initials CAR/S/MK/GAP/AMR



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: HUNDREDS OF WELL-WISHERS SWARMED THE SINGAPORE HARBOUR BOARD WHARF ON NOVEMBER 10 TO BID FAREWELL TO MAJOR GENERAL E. A. W. WILLIAMS, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING THE BRITISH ARMY BASE DISTRICT, WHO SAILED FOR ENGLAND WITH HIS WIFE AND THREE TEENAGED DAUGHTERS.

    GENERAL WILLIAMS HAS BEEN IN SINGAPORE SINCE MAY LAST YEAR WHEN HE BECAME CHIEF OF STAFF, FAR EAST LAND FORCES. HE IS SUCCEEDED BY THE PRESENT DEPUTY COMMANDER, BRIGADIER C. H. STONELEY.

    AT THE SAME TIME, THE DESIGNATION OF THE BASE WILL BE ALTERED FROM SINGAPORE BASE DISTRICT TO SINGAPORE BASE AREA.

    HIS DEPARTURE AND THE CHANGE IN THE STATUS OF THE BASE BRINGS TO AN END ALMOST A CENTURY DURING WHICH, FOR MOST OF THE TIME, BRITISH ARMY UNITS HERE HAVE BEEN COMMANDED BY A MAJOR GENERAL.

    BRIGADIER STONELEY HAS BEEN DEPUTY COMMANDER AND BRIGADIER IN CHARGE OF ADMINISTRATION, SINGAPORE BASE DISTRICT, SINCE OCTOBER 1961.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3GU3HBV6D60R7XANI0HDDCM3L
    Media URN:
    VLVA3GU3HBV6D60R7XANI0HDDCM3L
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/11/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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