August 27, 1945, 73 years ago today The Battle Ships USS MISSOURI, HMS KING GEORGE V,& HMS DUKE OF YORK, enter TOKYO Harbour.
As a nineteen-year-old at that time, I felt some emotion as my Ship The HMS KG V & Vice Admiral Bernard Rawlings had served the full two terms during the past conflict and followed the HMS Duke Of York into Tokyo harbour which had not fired an angry shot and was newly arrived with a more senior admiral - Admiral Bruce Fraser ( Affectionally Known as The Station-master of the Fleet Train (Logistic vessells) Who served his time in a Sydney office while the crew of HMS Duke of York enjoyed the Joys of Sydney
Unfortunately, there was a great deal of disrespect shown in many ways toward this Rank pulling by Admiral Frazer and the smell never went away, letters from men of the British Pacific Fleet vilified him but there was never an apology from Admiral Frazer.
Vest Daily Gaggle.
Some Smells last forever.