Radio Broadcast of the Queen's Birthday Parade and a speech by Lieutenant General Rudolph Bierwirth CBE, Commander in Chief, British Commonwealth Forces Korea (BCFK).

Accession Number S04970
Collection type Sound
Measurement 7 min 54 sec
Object type Radio broadcast, Speech, Ceremony or Event recording
Physical description 1/4 inch sound tape reel; Scotch; 5 inch
Maker Bierwirth, Rudolph
Unknown
Britcom Broadcasting Station, Kure Japan
Date made 9 June 1956
Access Open
Conflict Period 1950-1959
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use
Description

An unknown presenter at the Britcom Broadcasting Station introduces the occasion before playing back a recording of Lieutenant General Bierwirth addressing BCFK troops on parade at ANZAC Park, Kure Japan. Lieutenant General Bierwirth made the address after the inspection and march past of the troops at a parade held to celebrate the birthday of Queen Elizabeth II.

In his speech he pays tribute to the efforts of all the troops represented in the United Nations forces in Korea and especially mentions the Japanese personnel working with the Commonwealth Forces. Bierwirth announces that he will retire from his position of Commander in Chief on 1 July 1956 and shortly thereafter will return to Australia.

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