The Marquess of Linlithgow with Officers of the 1st/15th Punjab Infantry in Simla 1940.


A good clear vintage photograph showing the Viceroy, Lord Linlithgow being introduced to some of the Indian and British officers of the 1/15th Punjab Regiment by their c.o. Lt Col D G Sundias-Smith. During the hot season of 1940 the battalion had been selected to form the Viceroy’s Guard at Simla. The Viceroy wears a dark suit and white solar topi and is accompanied by two aides de camp, probably Captains W A G Burns and R H S Gooch, both of the Coldstream Guards. The unmounted photograph is 6.5 x 5ins [17 x 12cm] and is stamped on the reverse Copy Print Photo by Simla Studios, Simla & New Delhi.    aug13/1

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