HILLMAN  WWII SCRAPBOOK
HMCS PRINCE ROBERT PHOTO GALLERY
1945

 3. GETTING THERE

USO Entertainment Troupe aboard ship
No. PR683
USO Entertainment Troupe aboard ship
R & R while docked at Pearl Harbor, Honolulu. (July 1945)
Some of these photos could have been on the way home on October 12.

USO Entertainment Troupe aboard ship
No. PR688
USO Entertainment Troupe aboard ship
Hawaiian Entertainers and Hula Dancers
R & R while docked at Pearl Harbor, Honolulu. (July 1945)

USO Entertainment Troupe aboard ship
No. PR686
USO Entertainment Troupe aboard ship

R & R while docked at Pearl Harbor, Honolulu. The old girl in the printed dress played bull fiddle. (July 1945)

USO Entertainment Troupe aboard ship
No. PR684
USO Entertainment Troupe aboard ship
While docked at Pearl Harbor, Honolulu. (July 1945)

King Neptune's Court
No. PR382
King Neptune's Court

Traditional initiation for those crossing the equator the first time. A tank was set up amidships and all first-time sailors, and always the captain, were dumped into the pool. The Captain is seen on the ladder. (July 1945)

King Neptune's Court
No. PR384
King Neptune's Court

Traditional initiation while crossing equator. This is a traditional ceremony or ritual which takes place when a ship crosses the equator. (July 1945)

King Neptune's Court
No. PR390
King Neptune's Court

Traditional initiation while crossing the equator. The initiates were tipped over backwards and King Neptune’s court were on duty in costume in the tank to make sure everyone was well dunked. (July 1945)

Taranga Park, Sydney, Australia
No. PR394
Taranga Park, Sydney, Australia

The Robert crew visiting Taranga Park on an island in Sydney Harbour Sydney, Australia on our way to Hong Kong. I'm standing in the centre of the archway in dress uniform. (July 1945)

Enemy Artillery Fire in the Philippines
No. PR431
Enemy Artillery Fire in the Philippines

A night picture of a British aircraft carrier - part of the task force in the Philippines. In the centre of the photo one can see flashes of Japanese artillery.

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