King's Birthday parade, 1947

Accession Number F07514
Collection type Film
Measurement 3 min 8 sec
Object type To be confirmed
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker Military History Section, BCOF
Place made Japan: Tokyo
Date made 12 June 1947
Access Open
Conflict British Commonwealth Occupation Force, 1946-1952 (Japan)

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


A parade was held on the Plaza to celebrate the King's birthday. Troops in the parade were 2/5th Gurkha Rifles and the 30th Field Battery, Royal Regiment of Artillery. Bands, Indian, Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. A royal salute was fired and the Commander-in-Chief 34 (VX20321, VX80578) Lieutenant General Horace Clement Hugh Robertson CBE DSO, took the general salute and march past. Before the royal salute and march past the C-in-C pinned the OBE on Colonel Watter C Lathmore of US Forces and the DSO on Lieutenant Colonel Frank Leonard Bock, US Forces. After the parade a garden party was held at the UK Mission. Among the many high ranking guests were Mr A D F Gascoigne CMG, UK Liaison Mission; Lieutenant General Derevyanko, Soviet Representative, General Pechkoff, France, General Chang, China, General R L Eichelberger, US, General D MacArthur and Mrs MacArthur.

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