|Object type||Black & white - Film original negative 120 safety base|
|Photographer||Hobson, Phillip Oliver|
|Date made||1 July 1953|
Unidentified men from B Company, 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR), moving along a trench to the starting point awaiting for the order to move off on patrol. Steel helmets were considered too noisy so the men a wearing a variety of hats and sweat rags. The men are armed with Owen Machine guns and Short Magazine Lee Enfield (SMLE) .303 rifles. The man second from the front, carrying an Owen gun, wears a pack full of spare ammunition magazines on his chest.