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 Admiral of the Fleet, Admiral, Rear Admiral, or Vice Admiral in Standard Service Dress.  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