Collection relating to the service of 432886 Edward Philip Telford Simpson

Accession Number P02531.009
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film copy negative
Place made Pacific Islands: Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain, Cape Gloucester
Date made 15 April 1944
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


An unidentified member of B Flight, No. 4 (Tactical Reconnaissance) Squadron RAAF, confers the `Order of the Pig's Arse and Six Bars' upon Captain Art Claffy, a member of the United States Marines attached to 4 TAC/R as a Liaison Officer. The Order was presented during a ceremony which was designed to relieve monotony. Standing in the background is Flight Lieutenant Tom King, Officer Commanding.