In the early days of August 1945
in the Indian Ocean , in company of its escorting destroyer, HMS
Wizard the Colossus-class light
Aircraft Carrier HMS Glory (in this case the converted Neptun N-1120 Triumph) is doing exercises in the
waters around Ceylon before sailing southbound to Fremantle and Sydney. On deck
two semi-gloss dark blue painted Corsairs of 1831 Squadron are preparing for
take off with running engines, while a third one is parked at starboard with
engine failure. Behind them four Barracudas of 837 Squadron are visible (C.A.P.Aero with much added details..).
However, when arriving at Sydney the war in the Pacific ended with Japans surrender without any fighting actions
for HMS Glory. Nevertheless, on the 6 September 1945 off Rabaul, on the flight
deck of this aircraft carrier the surrender of all Japanese forces of the
South-Eastern area was signed.