ART24312

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ID number ART24312
Title Incident during monsoon, Kyaukpyu (Squadron Leader Terence Roberts and Flying Officer Owen Sanders)
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Artist Hodgkinson, Roy
Place made Burma
Date made 1945
Medium crayon and charcoal with wash on paper
Measurement Overall: 51 x 68.3 cm

Description

This drawing depicts an incident which occurred in a severe monsoonal storm which swept over the tented camp of No. 117 Squadron, Royal Air Force on the ocean beach at Kyaukpyu, Ramree Island off the Burmese coast. Squadron Leader Terence G.D. Roberts AFC is seen holding onto a guy rope of his wind-tossed tent while Flying Officer Owen H. Sanders is driving in a tent peg with a mallet as they strive against the wind and rain. In the background can be seen a Bengali camp follower carrying water. The two officers were pilots of the Royal Australian Air Force serving with a British Royal Air Force Squadron in Burma, and both received their training under the Empire Air Training Scheme (EATS).