Jungle Light Aid Detachment

Unit 241 Light Aid Detachment
Place Oceania: Pacific Islands, Solomon Islands, Bougainville
Accession Number ART21461
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 28.8 x 38.1 cm
Object type Drawing
Physical description pen and sanguine conte crayon on paper
Maker Abbott, Harold
Place made Pacific Islands: Solomon Islands, Bougainville
Date made March 1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Description

241 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.