ID number ART21461
Title Jungle Light Aid Detachment
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Abbott, Harold (Artist)
Place made Pacific Islands: Solomon Islands, Bougainville
Date made March 1945
Medium pen and sanguine conte crayon on paper
Measurement Overall: 28.8 x 38.1 cm


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.