|Object type||Black & white - Film copy negative|
|Place made||Pacific Islands: Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain, Cape Gloucester|
|Date made||15 April 1944|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
This item is in the Public Domain
Collection relating to the service of 432886 Edward Philip Telford Simpson
Part of a special ceremony during which the `Order of the Pig's Arse and Six Bars' was conferred upon Captain Art Claffy (far left, sitting in the rear seat of the aircraft) of the United States Marine Corps. Captain Claffy has just arrived from the `intrepid flight' in a Wirraway. Standing in front of the aircraft is Captain Chaseling holding a makeshift wooden sword `doing the present' with a guard of honour. The ceremony was a social occasion designed to relieve monotony.