A Concert in the Mess

Place Europe: Italy
Accession Number ART24444
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 26.7 x 23.5 cm
Object type Work on paper
Physical description pen and ink with wash on paper
Maker Adams, Dennis
Place made Italy
Date made 1944
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


One of the few members of No. 3 Squadron who played an instrument was one of the flight mechanics, Leading Aircraftman William Joseph (Chippy) Chipperfield, who would always bring his accordion along to the pilots services which Padre McKay conducted in the Mess one night each week. After the Padre had gone, the evening often developed into a party in which "Chippy's" music played a major part.