MELBOURNE, VIC. 1943-04-05. HIGH RANKING OFFICERS OF THE U.S. AND AUSTRALIAN SERVICES AT A DINNER HELD AT
ID number050474
Collection typePhotograph
Object typeBlack & white
Physical descriptionBlack & white
DescriptionMELBOURNE, VIC. 1943-04-05. HIGH RANKING OFFICERS OF THE U.S. AND AUSTRALIAN SERVICES AT A DINNER HELD AT "ILLOURA", ST. KILDA ROAD, THE OFFICERS' MESS OF THE STAFF OF SIGNAL OFFICER IN CHIEF, AUSTRALIAN MILITARY FORCES, AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE FIRST DEMONSTRATION IN AUSTRALIA OF COMBINED OPERATIONS BY THE AMERICAN ARMY, NAVY AND THE AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE AT MORNINGTON, VICTORIA. THOSE PRESENT INCLUDE, SEATED AT TOP TABLE ALONG WALL, LEFT TO RIGHT:- ADMIRAL SIR GUY ROYLE, KCB, CMG, RN, CHIEF OF THE AUSTRALIAN NAVAL STAFF; MAJOR GENERAL C.H. SIMPSON, CBE, MC, VD, SIGNAL OFFICER IN CHIEF, ALLIED LAND FORCES; GENERAL SIR THOMAS BLAMEY, GBE, KCB, CMG, DSO, (OBSCURED); LIEUTENANT GENERAL R.K. SUTHERLAND, CB, CHIEF OF STAFF TO GENERAL D. MACARTHUR; LIEUTENANT GENERAL SIR JOHN NORTHCOTT, KCMG, KCVO, CB, CHIEF OF THE GENERAL STAFF, AUSTRALIAN MILITARY FORCES; AT THE LEFT OF CENTRE TABLE ARE LEFT TO RIGHT:- MAJOR GENERAL L.E. BEAVIS, CB, CBE, DSO, MASTER GENERAL OF THE ORDNANCE, HEADQUARTERS, ALLIED LAND FORCES; AN AUSTRALIAN BRIGADIER; MAJOR GENERAL E.C.P. PLANT, CB, OBE, DSO, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING VICTORIA LINES OF COMMUNICATION AREA; AN UNIDENTIFIED AUSTRALIAN OFFICER; MAJOR GENERAL G.A. VASEY, CB, CBE, DSO, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 7TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION; AN AMERICAN BRIGADIER; AT THE FAR END OF THE CENTRE TABLE ON THE RIGHT IS, LIEUTENANT GENERAL SIR EDMUND HERRING, KCMG, KBE, DSO, MC, ED, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING NEW GUINEA FORCE, AND ON HIS LEFT IS MAJOR GENERAL A.A. VANDEGRIFT, COMMANDING 1ST DIVISION U.S. MARINE CORPS. SECOND FROM RIGHT FOREGROUND IS MAJOR GENERAL J.H. CANNAN, CB, CMG, DSO, VD, QUARTERMASTER GENERAL, AUSTRALIAN MILITARY FORCES.