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    The 1st Battalion the Buffs, Her Majesty's 3rd Foot, commanded by Lieutenant Colonel E.L.C. Edlmann,?

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    Magazine 1.

    M.S. Officers line up on parade - Buffs pennant in foreground.
    5 ft

    M.S. Officers draw swords and march onto their positions in front of Battalion.
    10 ft

    L.S. Officers marching onto the parade.
    10 ft

    M.S. Spectators.
    10 ft

    M.S. Commander British Forces Arabian Peninsula arrives and takes salute (Air Vice-Marshal M. L. Heath, C.B., O.B.E.)
    5 ft

    Magazine 2.

    M.S. His Excellency the Governor Sir William Luce arrives and takes salute
    5 ft

    One of these two shots can be used for Salute of Colour march Past.

    L.S. His excellency taking salute (the Governor's flag - the Union Jack with the Colony Badge in the centre - and the Buff's pennant on the flagpoles behind His Excellency
    5 ft

    M.S. Governor walks out to inspect parade (Bandsmen in foreground)
    10 ft

    C.U. Drummer (with Buffs' ensign on drum).
    5 ft

    M.S. Inspection - Stick orderly Officers to His Excellency (See programme) Slow march ahead of his Excellency.
    7 ft

    M.S. His Excellency inspecting rear rank of Battalion and stopping to talk to Buff private.
    7 ft

    M.S. His Excellency talking to soldier.
    5 ft

    M.S. His Excellency returns to dias.
    6 ft

    Magazine 3.

    L.S. Band marches past (colours in foreground) waiting to be received on parade).
    10 ft

    M.S. Colour Escort (No. 1 Guard) marches on.
    10 ft

    C.U. O/C. Colour Escort giving orders.
    5 ft

    M.S. Colour party receiving colours on parade.
    10 ft

    M.S. Lieut. J. J. White and Lieut. S. M. Boucher receive the colours on parade and the National Anthem is played.
    7 ft

    M.S. Distinguished guests including Protectorate Rulers - Chief Secretary Mr. K. Simmonds and Financial Secretary A. Dutton amongst guests in front.
    6 ft

    M.S. Guests - Commander and Miss Diana Luce (Governor's daughter)
    4 ft


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    Background: The 1st Battalion the Buffs, Her Majesty's 3rd Foot, commanded by Lieutenant Colonel E.L.C. Edlmann, M.C., will troop their Colours as a farewell parade on the Crescent, Steamer Point, tomorrow 15th January at 3.30 in the afternoon.

    His Excellency the Governor, Sir William Luce, K.G.M.G., K.B.E., will inspect the troops and take the salute at the March Past.

    It is the first time that these Colours have been trooped. They were presented to the Battalion on 9th May, 1955, at Canterbury by His Majesty King Frederik IX of Denmark, KG, Colonel-in-Chief of the Regiment.

    Of the Regiment's forty-five Battle Honours, the twenty-five granted before 1914 are carried on the Regimental Colour, and the twenty granted in the two World Wars are carried on the Queen's Colour. The ten granted for World War II, namely North-West Europe 1940, Alem Hamza, Alamein, Robaa Valley, sicily 1943, Trigno, Anzio, Agenta Gap, Leros and Shweli, were only emblazoned on the Colour just before the Battalion sailed for Aden.

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