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    IN HONG KONG, FIELD MARSHAL VISCOUNT MONTGOMERY ON 21ST MAY VISITED THE FIRST BATTALION OF THE ROYAL WARWICKSHIRE REGIMENT OF WHICH HE IS THE COLONEL.

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    IN HONG KONG, FIELD MARSHAL VISCOUNT MONTGOMERY ON 21ST MAY VISITED THE FIRST BATTALION OF THE ROYAL WARWICKSHIRE REGIMENT OF WHICH HE IS THE COLONEL.

    VISCOUNT MONTGOMERY, WHO ARRIVED IN HONG KONG ON 19TH ON HIS WAY TO COMMUNIST CHINA ON A SIX-DAY VISIT, TOOK THE SALUTE AT A SPECIAL PARADE HELD IN HIS HONOUR.

    UNDER THE COMMAND OF LT.-COL. M. RYAN, THE REGIMENT ACCORDED HIM A GENERAL SALUTE. ON PARADE WAS THE REGIMENTAL MASCOT "BOBBY".

    FIELD MARSHAL MONTGOMERY WAS COMMISSIONED INTO THE ROYAL WARWICKSHIRE REGIMENT IN 1908 AND SERVED WITH THE REGIMENT DURING THE FIRST WORD WAR. HE BECAME COLONEL OF THE REGIMENT ON 1ST JANUARY 1947.

    THE QUEEN'S COLOUR AND THE REGIMENTAL COLOUR WERE PARADED AND AFTER INSPECTION BY THE COLONEL OF THE REGIMENT, THERE WAS A MARCH PAST, POURING RAIN NOTWITHSTANDING.

    AT THE END OF THE FORMAL CEREMONIES FIELD MARSHAL MONTGOMERY ADDRESSED THE PARADE AND WAS GIVEN THREE HEARTY CHEERS.

    HE LEAVES HONG KONG FOR COMMUNIST CHINA ON MONDAY 23RD, WHERE HE WILL HAVE DISCUSSION WITH COMMUNISTS CHINESE LEADERS ON THE WORLD SITUATION. HE TOLD A PRESS CONFERENCES THE PREVIOUS DAY THAT HONG KONG WOULD NOT BE DISCUSSED DURING HIS VISIT AND WARNED THAT ANY ATTEMPT BY CHINESE TO "PINCH" HONG KONG WOULD RESULT IN WAR WITH A CAPITAL W.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4PVQUYW1H1KPZX9CCP199JM95
    Media URN:
    VLVA4PVQUYW1H1KPZX9CCP199JM95
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/05/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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