The Governor of Malta makes his first public appearance after a stay in England at a St Patrick's Day Parade in Valletta, Malta.
Lord Gort leaving the Palace Arch and walking to take his place at the saluting base. The naval contingent marching past. Lord Gort taking the salute. He presents the shamrock to officers of the 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers. Lord Gort inspects the battalion. Two NCOs putting sprigs of shamrock into their hats. Lord Gort takes the salute at a march past.
Over two million American servicemen passed through Britain during the Second World War. In 1944, at the height of activity, up to half a million were based there with the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF). Their job was to man and maintain the vast fleets of aircraft needed to attack German cities and industry.