HIGH BRITISH OFFICERS ARRIVE IN CHUNGKING FROM JAPANESE PRISON CAMPS, CHINA, 28 AUGUST 1945
Picture taken at Chungking airport on the arrival from Mukden, Manchuria, of British officers and officials who had been taken prisoner by the Japanese. Among them were Sir Percy McElwaine, Chief Justice of the Straits Settlements; Sir Shenton Thomas, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Straits Settlements and High Commissioner for the Malay States; Sir Harry Trusted, Chief Justice, Federated Malay States; Sir Mark Young, Governor and Commander in Chief Hongkong; Mr C R Smith, Governor and Commander in Chief North Borneo; Lieutenant General Sir Lewis Macclesfield Heath, Commander of the 3rd Indian Division, Malaya; Major General F K Simmons, Commander of British troops in the Shanghai area, Commanding the Southern Area in Singapore; Major General Michael Maltby, General Officer Commanding Hongkong; Major General B W McKey, who commanded the 11th Indian Division at Singapore, and Lieutenant General A E Percival, General Officer Commanding Malaya. They were met at the aerodrome by Sir Horace Seymour, British Ambassador to China, Lieutenant General Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart, and General Chou Chih-Jou, Chief of the Chinese Air Force, and Major General E C Hayes, General Officer Commanding British Troops, China. Picture shows:- Sir Horace Seymour (left) and Lieutenant General Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart, VC, CB, CMG, DSO, waiting at Chungking Aerodrome to meet the released British officers.