- Letter Writer
- Letter to the Editor
- None noted.
- RAN Ships
- HMAS Barcoo
- April 1993 edition of the Naval Historical Review (all rights reserved)
In reference to the article in the September 1992 Naval Historical Review “A Collision off Borneo, New Year’s Day off Borneo, 1946”, as far as I can recall there was no guard of R.N. POWs on the wharf at Macassar.
As the enclosed photo shows the Japanese formed a guard which was completely ignored by Brigadier Ivan Dougherty who walked straight past them and commandeered the cars in the background.
The Japanese had prepared a feast complete with cane chairs which were quickly souvenired by our crew (BARCOO) as soon as Dougherty disappeared. The British POWs are dressed in all white.