Darwin, NT. 14 September 1945. An informal group portrait of RAAF ex-prisoners of war (POWs) relaxing in an Officer's Mess on their arrival at Darwin by the SS Highland Chieftain. These officers ...
ID numberNWA0986
Collection typePhotograph
Object type
  • Black & white
  • Landscape
MakerDepartment of Air
Date made14 September 1945
Physical description
  • Black & white
  • Landscape
DescriptionDarwin, NT. 14 September 1945. An informal group portrait of RAAF ex-prisoners of war (POWs) relaxing in an Officer's Mess on their arrival at Darwin by the SS Highland Chieftain. These officers worked on the construction of the Burma-Thailand railway. Left to right: Flying Officer (FO) Colin K. Matheson of Adelaide, SA; Flight Lieutenant (Flt Lt) Gerrard Alderton of Melbourne, Vic; Flt Lt E. R. Hall of Newcastle, NSW; FO A. A. Sinfield of Croydon, NSW, and FO N. A. Platt of Kew Vic.