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ID number COL/67/0325/VN
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative 35mm safety base
Photographer Coleridge, Michael
Place made Vietnam: Phuoc Tuy Province, Nui Dat
Date made 29 April 1967


Troops from 7th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (7RAR), wait at Luscombe Field, while mates are lifted off by a fleet of Iroquois helicopters. The troops were starting Operation Puckapunyal, a short shakedown for the Battalion which had recently arrived from Australia.