Uniform of Colonel Willie Apiata, VC dressed on its mannequin without any modifications. The mannequin was about 10 cm narrower between the shoulders than Colonel Apiata, and slightly taller than him. Image copyright Te Papa. Posted 17 October 2012 by Anne Peranteau & filed under . One Response Tom December 1st, 2013 He’s a Corporal, not a Colonel. Massive difference. Reply Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply. Name (required) Mail (required) (will not be published) Website Notify me of new posts by email.