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Variety makes Contact


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at the R.A.F. Station, St. Athan, Wales.
Starring Charlie Chester, Dr. Crock and his Crackpots, Edna Savage, Doreen Hulme, Billy Dainty, Trio Rayros, Li Chung Zsai, Hal Yaffs, Alex and Dita Aldoti,
Gwyn Griffiths, The Leslie Roberts Girls, Welsh Variety Orchestra (Leader, Morgan Lloyd).


Comedian: Charlie Chester
Band: Dr. Crock and his Crackpots
Singer: Edna Savage
Soprano: Doreen Hulme
Comedian: Billy Dainty
Acrobatics: Trio Rayros
Acrobatics: Li Chung Zsai
Performer: Hal Yaffs
Performer: Alex Aldoti
Performer: Dita Aldoti
Baritone: Gwyn Griffiths
Dancers: The Leslie Roberts Girls
Musicians: Welsh Variety Orchestra
Leader: Morgan Lloyd
Producer: Albert Stevenson
Producer: Selwyn Roderick

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