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Pontefract Years in Focus 1944

YEARS IN FOCUS
LOCAL NEWS AND EVENTS OF THE 1940s

PONTEFRACT IN 1944

28 April 1944
GUESTS OF THE VICEROY

Sergeant R. Shaw, whose home is at 67 St Giles Mount, Pontefract, was among a number of men of the Black Watch Regiment who were guests of the Viceroy of India at the Viceroy's House, New Delhi. The Black Watch is Lord Wavell's regiment, and he has fought  in Crete, Syria, the Middle East and Tobruk. It is now training in Central India for coming battles against the Japanese. A military observer said the men enjoyed every minute of their stay, which was a relief after the rigours of training in jungle warfare. Except for the personal rooms of the Viceroy and his staff, they had the run of the House and its grounds. Tennis, golf, swimming, squash and table-tennis were available, and they made full use of these amenities. On one occasion Lord and Lady Wavell, who were lunching on a shaded part of the terrace, came over to talk to the men.

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