Sergeant Frank J Parmiter of Coburg, Vic, and Corporal Ivan G Pritchard, of Kensington, NSW, ...

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Accession Number 015364
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white
Maker Short, Gordon Herbert
Date made 31 July 1943
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Description

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.