British Commonwealth Occupation Force (BCOF) Commander in Chief Lieutenant General H C H Robertson (front row,centre), stands on the dais watching his farewell parade at Anzac Park, Kure, Japan.   ...
ID numberHOBJ2585
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 (front row,centre), stands on the dais watching his farewell parade at Anzac Park, Kure, Japan. Lt Gen Robertson has been Commander in Chief of BCOF since 1946. Also in the front row of the dias are an unidentified Australian brigadier (left) and Lt Gen Robertson's 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) (obscured), Brig B E Alderson (Australian Financial Advisor), Lieutenant Colonel G C Corbauld (25 Canadian Rifleman Group) (obscured) and Group Captain A G Carr (RAAF). A large crowd of officers, family members of BCOF servicemen and Japanese civilians are watching the parade.