Michael Allinson was a British-American stage and film actor. John Michael Allinson was born on 30 December 1920 in London, the son of British painter and sculptor Adrian Allinson, founding member of the avant garde London Group of painters, he was the grandson of doctor and nutritionist Thomas Allinson, the founder of the Allinson Bread Company. He attended Ryeford Hall, Wycliffe College and the University of Lausanne. Allinson was trained for the stage at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Allinson served as a Captain during World War II. Allinson emigrated to the United States in the summer of 1958, he became a naturalised United States citizen on 30 November 1964. Allinson performed extensively on Broadway, where he took over the role of Professor Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady during the 1960 season opposite Pamela Charles as Eliza Doolittle, having toured as standby for Rex Harrison. On Broadway he created the role of "Warnie" in the original production of Shadowlands, starring Nigel Hawthorne and Jane Alexander.
He appeared as Hobson in the short lived musical Arthur, based on the Dudley Moore film of the same name. He appeared on Broadway productions in, among other shows, An Ideal Husband, Oliver!, Angel Street, Coco and Hostile Witness. He portrayed Sir Arthur Sullivan in the Huntington Theatre Company's 1985 production of Kenneth Ludwig's play Sullivan & Gilbert at the Boston University Theatre. Allinson was President Emeritus of the Players' Club, installed after the exit of Lynn Redgrave. Allinson understudied both Rex Harrison and George Rose in the production of Kingfisher and did a one-man show, "Meet George Orwell," that he performed at the John Kennedy Presidential Library Theatre in Boston and Trinity College, among other venues, in the 1990s.. Allinson appeared in his last role being "Sir David" in Syriana, his wife, the late Judi Schiver, was a dancer in the original Broadway production of Camelot. Michael Allinson died on his 90th birthday in Los Angeles, California. Michael Allinson at the Internet Broadway Database Michael Allinson at the Internet Off-Broadway Database
Terence "Terry" Dollard Corcoran is columnist and comment editor for the Financial Post section of the Toronto-based National Post. Born in Montreal, Corcoran received a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Carleton University in 1969. After working for the Toronto Star in 1969, he joined the Ottawa Journal where he worked until 1971. From 1972 to 1974, he was a business editor for The Canadian Press. In 1974, he joined the Montreal Gazette where he worked as financial editor. After traveling in Asia, he became associated editor of the Financial Times of Canada in 1978, he was appointed managing editor in 1980, executive editor in 1983, was editor from 1984 to 1987. From 1987 to 1989, he was Associated Editor of the Financial Post. From 1989 to 1998, he was a business columnist for The Mail. From 1998 to 2000, he was hired by Conrad Black as an editor for the Financial Post. In 1983, he was awarded the National Business Writing Award for Excellence in Editorial Writing and for Business Reporting and Writing in 1976.
With Laura Reid, he co-authored the 1984 book Public money, private greed: the Greymac and Crown Trusts affair. Corcoran is featured in the 2010 Canadian documentary film Water On The Table, where he debates water rights issues. On February 6, 2015, along with three other columnists of the National Post, the former Publisher, Gordon Fisher, the National Post itself were found by B. C. Supreme Court Judge Emily Burke to have defamed B. C. M. L. A. Andrew Weaver in several columns by implying he was “untrustworthy and incompetent.” Weaver was awarded $50,000 by the Court. The judge "ordered the Post to remove the articles from its electronic databases, withdraw any consent given to third parties to re-publish the columns, publish a full retraction online." The National Post appealed the ruling. It was overturned in 2017. Charlie Smith, writing an opinion piece in the political blog for The Georgia Straight, states that Corcoran takes a libertarian viewpoint, he was characterised as a "conservative commentator" in Maclean's.
The 25th Indian Infantry Division was an infantry division of the Indian Army during World War II which fought in the Burma Campaign. It was re-raised within the post-independence Indian Army in 1948. Formed in Bangalore in South India on 1 August 1942 under Major-General Henry Davies the Division was disbanded at the end of World War II; the division's original role as conceived by Army Commander General Sir W. J. Slim was to meet any attempted Japanese invasion while at the same time training for jungle warfare, it first saw action, having become part of Indian XV Corps, at the onset of the third Arakan Campaign in March 1944 where it held and enlarged the Maungdaw Base and established superiority over the enemy. In May 1944 command of the division was assumed by Major-General George Wood commanding British 4th Infantry Brigade in India. In November 1944, supported by destroyers of the Royal Australian Navy, the division cleared the Mayu Range down to Foul Point and occupied Akyab Island. Following this, with 3 Commando Brigade under command, it made a series of successful seaborne attacks down the coast, supported by sloops of the Royal Indian Navy and winning four Victoria Crosses in the process.
These actions included the decisive Battle of Kangaw and landings at Myebon and Ruywa to intercept the retreating Japanese. In April 1945 the division was withdrawn to South India to prepare for'Operation Zipper', the invasion of British Malaya, having been chosen for the assault landing role. Although hostilities ceased, the operation proceeded as planned and 25th Division was the first formation to land in Malaya, occupying the capital, Kuala Lumpur, accepting the surrender of the Japanese Army; the division was disbanded in Malaya in February and March 1946. The division was re-raised within the post-independence Indian Army in 1948. In October 1962 the division was under XV Corps in the Army's Western Command, its headquarters were at Poonch, it included the 80th, 93rd and 120th Infantry Brigades. 19th King George's Own Lancers Commander, Royal Artillery: Brigadier G. H. Johnstone Brigadier A. G. O'C. Scott Brigadier A. J. Daniell Brigadier Nigel Tapp HQ 8th & 27th Field Regts, Royal Artillery 5th Indian Field Regt Indian Artillery 33 Indian Mountain Regt IA 7 Indian Anti-Tank Regt IA Indian Engineers: Sappers & Miners 63rd & 425th Field Coys Q.
V. O. Madras 93rd FD Company Royal Bombay 325th FD Park Coy Q. V. O. Madras 25th Indian Div Signals 7th Battalion, 16th Punjab Regiment Commanders: Brigadier T. H. Angus Brigadier R. A. Hutton HQ 8th Battalion and Lancaster Regiment 2nd Battalion, 2nd Punjab Regiment 16th Battalion, 10th Baluch Regiment 17th Battalion, 5th Mahratta Light Infantry 8th Battalion, 19th Hyderabad Regiment Commanders: Brigadier G. A. P. Coldstream Brigadier A. G. O'C. Scott Brigadier B. C. H. Gerty HQ 9th Battalion and Lancaster Regiment 17th Battalion, 5th Mahratta Light Infantry 9th Battalion, 9th Jat Regiment 4th Battalion, 18th Royal Garhwal Rifles Commanders: Brigadier J. E. Hirst Brigadier J. C. W. Cargill HQ 6th Battalion and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry 14th Battalion, 10th Baluch Regiment 3rd Battalion, 2nd King Edward VII's Own Gurkha Rifles Commanders: Brigadier HQ No. 44 Commando No. 42 Commando No. 1 Commando No. 3 Commando Royal Indian Army Service Corps 18th, 39th and 59th Animal Transport Coys 68th, 81st and 101st Gp Tpt Coys Comp Supply Units Inland Water Tpt Medical Services I.
M. S-R. A. M. C-I. M. D-I. H. C-I. A. M. C 51st, 52nd, 53rd and 56th Indian Field Ambulances 25th Indian Div Provost Unit Indian Army Ordnance Corps 125th Ordnance sub-Park Indian Electrical & Mechanical Engineers 76th, 77th & 78th Infantry Workshop Companies 25th Indian Div Recovery Company All these brigades were assigned or attached to the division at some time during World War II 51st Indian Infantry Brigade 53rd Indian Infantry Brigade 74th Indian Infantry Brigade 22nd Infantry Brigade 3 Commando Brigade 2nd Infantry Brigade Cole, Howard. Formation Badges of World War 2. Britain and Empire. London: Arms and Armour Press. Mason, Philip; the Indian Divisions Memorial, 1939-1945, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Wellingborough: Skeltons Press. Yeats-Brown, F. Martial India. London: Eyre and Spottiswoode. "Orders of Battle.com". Archived from the original on 17 July 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-25. Houterman, Hans. "World War II unit histories and officers". Archived from the original on 26 June 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-25.
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