Collection relating to the service of 432886 Edward Philip Telford Simpson

Accession Number P02531.010
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


A Guard of Honour led by Captain Jim Chaseling, No. 4 (Tactical Reconnaissance) Squadron RAAF, with a sword held upright inspect Captain Art Claffy (left) of the United States Marine Corps. This is part of a ceremony during which the `Order of the Pig's Arse and Six Bars' was conferred upon Captain Claffy. The ceremony was a social occasion designed to relieve monotony. Standing second from left in the background is Flight Lieutenant Tom King, Officer Commanding B Flight, No. 4 TAC/R. Note Captain Claffy is wearing the `Order of the Pig's Arse'.