Officers celebrating peace

Unit Royal Australian Air Force
Place Asia: Borneo, Balikpapan
Accession Number ART23274
Collection type Art
Measurement sheet: 32 x 44.8 cm [irregular]; image: 32 x 41.8 cm [irregular]
Object type Drawing
Physical description pen and ink, brush and wash on paper
Maker Friend, Donald
Place made Borneo
Date made 1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Seven officers are shown celebrating peace in the No 1 Tactical Air Force Headquarters, Balikpapan, Borneo. The participants are left to right: Wing Commander K Ranger, Flight Lieutenant L A Booth, Flight Lieutenant C Coutts, Squadron Leader P G Richens, Squadron Leader J E McCale, Lieutenant D Friend (the artist) and Squadron Leader S F Hickson. Balikpapan in Borneo in the Netherlands East Indies is now known as the Kalimantan province of Indonesia.

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