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MV Dilwara


The Troopship Dilwara was Built in 1935 by Barclay, Curle and Company of Glasgow, for the British India Steam Navigation Company, starting her long and distinguished career by taking part in King George VI’s Coronation Review. During World War Two she was involved in evacuations from Singapore and Greece, the Madagascar landings and action on the Burma coast, where she was damaged after striking a mine. From 1945 she trooped in the Far East, including the ports of Singapore, Calcutta and Penang, later, in 1956, she took part in the Suez Landings. Picture courtesy of RAF Changi


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