National Geographic : 1943 Apr
London News Agency Ceylonese Chiefs Give the Duke of Gloucester (right) a Royal Welcome as He Restores Throne and Crown toKandy in1934 These relics of the ancient Singhalese kings had been preserved more than a century in Windsor Castle (page 484). Sincethe fall ofSingapore, Ceylon's naval and air bases guard the Indian Ocean. R .A.F . pilots stationed on this crown colony beat back a Japanese carrier-borne raidinApril, 1942, with heavy losses (page 517).