Caricature of an Naval Officer Wearing a Monocle, Kuantan, Malaya (1941)

British Royal Navy Rear Admiral

This painting appears to one of a Royal Navy Rear Admiral. Des may have been remembering his action in Europe and evacuation from Dunkirk.

December 10th 1941 –

Japanese troops sink Britain’s two main warships – the Prince of Wales and Repulse off the coast of Kuantan