ROYAL INDIAN NAVY IN THE MEDITERRANEAN, C. 28 SEPTEMBER 1943
It has now been announced that ships of the Royal Indian Navy have been helping the British and United States fleets in the Mediterranean. Since the outbreak of war, the Royal Indian Navy, greatly increased in strength, has served the Allied cause in both hemispheres. Units of the Royal Indian Navy serving with the Home Fleet were visited by the King on his recent review and on that occasion an Indian warship led the Fleet to sea. Picture shows:- One of His Majesty's Indian Ships enters Oran harbour, having escorted a large convoy safely there. She is the first Royal Indian Navy Ship ever to visit the port. In the foreground (left) is No 3979 Petty Officer Abdul Majid, a Punjab Muslim whose home is in Rawalpindi.