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CROWDS   CHEER   PAPUANS

City crowds yesterday cheered -to the faint echo of sandalled feet of the Royal Papuan Constabulary as itWith a 45-piece band in the in, 50 members of the Royal   Papuan Constabulary, with fixed bayonets, gave a display of precision marching up Queen Street and down Adelaide Street to King George Square.





The fuzzy-haired Papuans were clad in navy blue tunics red 'lap laps' edged with red braid. Their belts, bayonets,   and accoutrements shone brightly. The riflemen were led by Colonel J. S. Grimshaw, M.C , Commissioner of Police in New Guinea, and three officers. Many of the marchers wore the 1939-1945 Star, the Pacific Star, and General Service ribbons The Papuans visit to Australia was arranged by the External   Territories Minister(M Spender.   They will lead the   Anzac Day march in Sydney.


 

 

 

Lieutenant Colonel John Spillard Grimshaw,

 MC, Assistant Provost Marshall, Headquarters, First Army

 

 
 
 

Police Chief Suspended

Canberra: Colonel J. S. Grimshaw, Commissioner of Police in Papua, has been suspended from duty.

Colonel Grimshaw was a member of the S.A. Mounted Police from 1928 to 1939. He won the Military Cross in Greece' in 1941.

News of his suspension

reached Canberra today  

from Port Moresby. It is

understood that the suspension

arises from a dispute  

over expenses associated

with the sending of a Royal

Papuan Constabulary contingent'  

to the Coronation   last year.

 

Barrier Miner (Broken Hill, NSW : 1888 - 1954), Thursday 23 September 1954, page 8 
 
 












 

MILNE BAY, PAPUA, NEW GUINEA. 1944-04-01. MEMBERS OF THE ROYAL PAPUAN CONSTABULARY IN THE SAMARAI DISTRICT MARCHING WITH RIFLES AT THE SLOPE DURING A PARADE.


 

 
MILNE BAY, PAPUA, NEW GUINEA. 1944-04-01. MEMBERS OF THE ROYAL PAPUAN CONSTABULARY IN THE SAMARAI DISTRICT MARCHING WITH RIFLES AT THE SLOPE DURING A PARADE.


   


SOUTHPORT, QLD. 1944-01-18. NEW GUINEA POLICE BOYS RIDING IN A MATILDA TANK OF THE 4TH ARMOURED BRIGADE.

 
 
 
The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995), Thursday 24 February 1977, page 3
 




Royal Papuan Constabulary and New Guinea Police Force Training Depot 1
 


Papua New Guinea - Administration Police 1952


 
Police Guard of Honour which received his excellency the Governor General at Rabaul - New Guinea, New Britain, Rabaul

   




RABAUL, NEW BRITAIN, 1046-04-01. MEMBERS OF THE ROYAL PAPUAN CONSTABULARY WHO HAVE BEEN ALLOCATED THE DUTY OF POLICING AND PATROLLING THE LOCAL CHINATOWN.


 




KAKAKOG, NEW GUINEA. 1944 MEMBERS OF THE ROYAL PAPUAN CONSTABULARY OUTSIDE THEIR QUARTERS.
 

 LAE, NEW GUINEA, 1944-03-27. MAJOR-GENERAL B. M. MORRIS, DS0  INSPECTS A LOCAL DETACHMENT OF THE ROYAL PAPUAN CONSTABULARY AT THE ROYAL PAPUAN CONSTABULARY BARRACKS DURING A VISIT TO LAE.
 New Guinea. 1943. Members of the Royal Papuan Constabulary march in formation in full fighting kit.


 New Guinea. 13 April 1944. Members of the Royal Papuan Constabulary fall-in for parade on their parade ground.






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