Casual gear on the Stentor. Although the ship was bound for Australia, some people liked to remind themselves of happy days on a previous voyage to Japan.
The picture was taken by P. Le Q. Johnson, Chief Sparks. Peter was a quiet and unassuming guy and he never mentioned that during the war, after being torpedoed on the Memnon
and spending a couple of weeks in the boats, he joined the ill-fated Criton
in Freetown as part of the prize crew, and subsequently became, at 19, the youngest Senior British Officer in a French prison camp in West Africa.
Bernard de Neumann's article in the BBC WW2 People's War series tells the story at:
His story of the Criton can be found at:
Here's a snap of Peter taking a picture of a passenger poodle:
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