Collection relating to the service of 432886 Edward Philip Telford Simpson

Accession Number P02531.011
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


Captain Art Claffy (second from left), United States Marine Corps attached to No. 4 (Tactical Reconnaissance) Squadron RAAF wearing the `Order of the Pig's Arse and Six Bars' and holding the citation which was presented during a ceremony. The ceremony was a social occasion designed to relieve monotony. Other identified Officers are: Flight Lieutenant Tom King (left), Officer Commanding, B Flight, 4TAC/R Squadron and Captain Jim Chaseling (right), Air Liaison Officer, who led the Guard of Honour during the ceremony. (Donor P. Simpson)