Anniversary parade BCOF Kure, Japan 1948

Accession Number F07482
Collection type Film
Measurement 5 min 52 sec
Object type To be confirmed
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker Military History Section, BCOF
Place made Japan: Kure
Date made 20 February 1948
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


Today, BCOF's 2nd anniversary, 2,300 officers, men and members of the Women's Services paraded in Anzac Park and were reviewed by the Acting Commander in Chief Air Vice Marshal C A Bouchier CB CBE DFC. First parade in BCOF area which was representative of detachments from US Forces and Women's services took part. Royal Navy and RAN personnel in parade in charge Lieutenant Commander C J Bateman, RN. 66th Australian Infantry Battalion band in full dress parade played at the ceremony. Parade commander was 25 (NX1) Brigadier (Brig) Ronald Godfrey Howy Irving. Present at the saluting base with AVM Bouchier were: Naval Officer in Charge, Lieutenant Commander F A L Heron-Watson, RN; UK Component Commander, Colonel (Col) E P Dickson; 26 (N392) Brig Ronald Nicholas Lamond Hopkins; Lieutenant Colonel R B Dawson; Commander Chugoku Military Gov Region, Col R C Snyder; O325 (55) Air Commodore Ian Douglald McLachlan. Also identified: TX10814 Lieutenant (Lt) Rex Claude Johnston, Sig Reg; 370638 Lt A F Rymer, Brin Div Sigs; VX102930 Lt John William McNaughton, HQ Sigs Reg.

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