Empire Day Tokyo

Accession Number F07464
Collection type Film
Measurement 1 min 57 sec
Object type To be confirmed
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker Cartledge, Ronald Selby
Place made Japan: Tokyo
Date made 24 May 1946
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
British Commonwealth Occupation Force, 1946-1952 (Japan)

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Empire Day in Tokyo was celebrated by a parade of units forming the BCOF, through the streets. Commander in chief (C-in-C) BCOF Lieutenant General John Northcott officially opened Empire House, formerly Naigai Buildings, as HQ British Commonwealth Sub Area, Tokyo. Prior to the march past the C-in-C invested 238 (NX207) Lieutenant Colonel Donald Robert Jackson, CO 67th Australian Infantry Battalion in Tokyo, with the DSO. The DSO was awarded to NX207 Major Donald Robert Jackson, 24th Brigade, by NX8 Lieutenant General Leslie James Morshead on 7 September 1942, in Egypt. No explanation can be found for the re-investiture.

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