Posted to Japan seconded to the Imperial Japanese Army to advise on engineering for the Japanese Air Force.
Stayed for one year, 6 months at the Imperial Hotel, then in a Japanese paper house.
‘‘I never saw a Jap plane! When I complained I could not do my job without seeing one, I was taken to see a part of a Japanese plane engine displayed on a desolate and disused airdrome. 10 minutes was all I was allowed!’
A nine man German commission took over from Richard.
He flew back via America to the UK.
In 1936 he was awarded the Order of the Sacred Treasure of Japan.
(The medal and document was stolen from Rachel from her home in Binden Road, London)