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Changi Flag - Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne

The British flag on display at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne was originally flown over the Sultan of Johore’s palace. Captain Ken Parsons, of 2/3 Motor Ambulance Convoy, removed it from the palace to prevent it falling into enemy hands. Captain Parsons, along with other medical staff, preserved the flag during their time as Prisoners of War, and only brought it out on ceremonial occasions, or for the burial of prisoners.

Between 1942 and 1945 over 100 people signed the flag, including 6 members of 2/30 Battalion.

The Changi Flag is now on display at the Shrine of Remembrance. The unveiling ceremony was held on Friday 11 February 2005.

Source: Shrine of Remembrance


Last updated 29/08/2022