|Object type||Black & white|
|Physical description||Black & white|
Short, Gordon Herbert
|Date made||31 July 1943|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Sergeant Frank J Parmiter of Coburg, Vic, and Corporal Ivan G Pritchard, of Kensington, NSW, ...
Sergeant Frank J Parmiter of Coburg, Vic, and Corporal Ivan G Pritchard, of Kensington, NSW, spotters with the New Guinea Air Warning Wireless Company (NGAWW), at work beside their AWA radio at an observation post (or spotting station) in jungle between Nassau Bay and Mubo, in the Dobodura Sub Sector of the network. The AWA teleradio 3BZ was a civilian radio, the military use of which was limited to NGAWW and Coastwatchers, who had no other equipment available to them at the outbreak of hostilities. Parmiter was later awarded the Military Medal (MM) on 27 April 1944.