ID numberART21461
Collection typeArt
TitleJungle Light Aid Detachment
MeasurementOverall: 28.8 x 38.1 cm
Object typeDrawing
MakerAbbott, Harold
Place madePacific Islands: Solomon Islands, Bougainville
Date madeMarch 1945
Physical descriptionpen and sanguine conte crayon on paper
CopyrightAWM copyright
Description241 Light Aid Detachment (LAD), attached to 7th Australian Infantry Brigade show the workings of a typical LAD unit . The LAD units were responsible for the repair and maintenance of the regiment's vehicles and equipment. Here, a large tent fly covers the main benches where a variety of mechanical work is in hand. Men are at work on jeeps and a 3-ton truck. On the right, 2-pounder tank-attack guns are being serviced. A characteristic collection of palms, trees and creepers surround the area.