This Day in History: 1945-09-23

Field Marshal Lord Wavell, Viceroy of India, visited Dehra Dun to meet members of the 2nd Battalion who two days previously had returned from 3½ years’ in Japanese captivity.

Field Marshal Lord Wavell (left) with Major Derek Robertson, who had been Acting Commandant of the 2nd Battalion in 1942 and was its senior officer in captivity.