British Commonwealth Occupation Force (BCOF) Commander in Chief Lieutenant General H C H Robertson, takes the salute from an Australian band during his farewell parade at Anzac Park, Kure, Japan.   ...
ID numberHOBJ2583
Collection typePhotograph
Object typeBlack & white - Print silver gelatin
MakerHobson, Phillip Oliver
Place madeJapan: Kure
Date made10 November 1951
DescriptionBritish Commonwealth Occupation Force (BCOF) Commander in Chief Lieutenant General H C H Robertson, takes the salute from an Australian band during his farewell parade at Anzac Park, Kure, Japan. Lt Gen Robertson has been Commander in Chief of BCOF since 1946. Next to Lt Gen Robertson on the dais is his successor, Lt Gen W Bridgeford (right). Left to right, second row are: Commander C J Stevenson (RAN), Brigadier (Brig) R H Batten (British Commonwealth Forces Korea (BCFK)),Brig R S Park (New Zealand Kay Force), Brig B E Alderson (Australian Financial Advisor), Lieutenant Colonel G C Corbauld (25 Canadian Rifleman Group) and Group Captain A G Carr (RAAF). A large crowd of officers, family members of BCOF servicemen and Japanese civilians are watching the parade.