• Short Summary

    THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF GLOUCESTER, NOW IN SINGAPORE AS PART OF THEIR VISIT TO BRITISH BASES AND INSTALLATIONS IN THE FAR EAST, TODAY (TUESDAY) HAD SEPARATE PROGRAMMES.

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    THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF GLOUCESTER, NOW IN SINGAPORE AS PART OF THEIR VISIT TO BRITISH BASES AND INSTALLATIONS IN THE FAR EAST, TODAY (TUESDAY) HAD SEPARATE PROGRAMMES. WHILE THE DUKE WAS VISITING BRITISH ARMY UNITS AND PRESENTING MEDALS OF GALLANTRY TO OFFICERS, THE DUCHESS VISITED A BRITISH MILITARY HOSPITAL.

    WEARING A COLOURFULLY PRINTED COTTON FROCK AND HAT, THE DUCHESS WAS MET ON ARRIVAL BY MAJOR GENERAL L.T. FURNIVAL, DIRECTOR OF BRITISH ARMY MEDICAL SERVICES. NURSES OF THE HOSPITAL TURNED OUT IN FORCE TO WELCOME THE DUCHESS.

    AFTER BEING INTRODUCED TO HOSPITAL OFFICIALS BY LIEUTENANT R.L. MARKS, COMMANDANT OF THE HOSPITAL, THE DUCHESS WAS HANDED A KEY WITH WHICH SHE DECLARED OPEN A NEW WING OF THE HOSPITAL. THE NEW WING HOUSES AN OUTPATIENT DEPARTMENT AND A MATERNITY CLINIC.

    DURING HER 45-MINUTE VISIT, THE DUCHESS WAS TAKEN ON A TOUR OF THE HOSPITAL WARDS. SHE SHOOK HANDS WITH MANY OF THE PATIENTS -- MEMBERS OF THE KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS, OF WHICH SHE IS COLONEL-IN-CHIEF, AND THE SCOTS GUARDS, OF WHICH THE DUKE IS COLONEL IN CHIEF.

    THE SOLDIERS WARDED IN HOSPITAL, COME FROM THE MANY BRITISH BASES INT HE FAR EAST, IN PARTICULAR FROM MALAYSIAN BORNEO, WHERE A FEW WERE WOUNDED IN OPERATIONS AGAINST INDONESIAN INFILTRATORS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4U3P14HN5UH2DW43G4IJDAQI4
    Media URN:
    VLVA4U3P14HN5UH2DW43G4IJDAQI4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/01/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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