2 Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers, parade in Tokyo, Between 1946 and 1948
Reference Number: J-0588-F
Original caption reads: "NZEF in Japan. Tokio [sic]. Picture shows three unusla [sic] features which caused numerous questions when the 2nd Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, relieved the New Zealanders of Guard duties in Tokio [sic]. The white goat from Royal stock which always heads the Battalion on ceremonial parades followed by pioneers carrying picks, shovels and axes to commemorate the period in the Regiments [sic] history when the Pioneers cleared theway [sic] into battle. Hanging from the necks of the Fusiliers' tunics are black flashes - a distinctive characteristic to commenorate the fact the the Royal Welch was the last British Regiment to wear 'queue bags' or pigtails." Photograph taken between 1946 and 1948 by a New Zealand Army photographer.
J Force negatives, Reference Number PAColl-4161-11 (115 digitised items)
New Zealand. Department of Internal Affairs. War History Branch :Photographs relating to World War 1914-1918, World War 1939-1945, occupation of Japan, Korean War, and Malayan Emergency, Reference Number PAColl-4161 (2071 digitised items)
Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Film negative. Single negative
Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted
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