'Digger' Caesar, tracking team dog, 2 RAR

Place Asia: Vietnam
Accession Number ART40657
Collection type Art
Measurement overall: 55.9 x 38.4 cm (irreg.)
Object type Drawing
Physical description charcoal, rubbing out on paper
Maker McFadyen, Ken
Place made Vietnam, Vietnam: Phuoc Tuy Province, Nui Dat
Date made 1968
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Description

Portrait of Caesar, a tracking dog with the 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (2RAR), a support company to the first Australian task force. He served in Vietnam from June 1967 until April 1970, when he was 'disposed' of and given to the British Air Attache in Saigon. His handler was Private Peter Haran of Elizabeth in SA. Caesar was a black labrador/ kelpie cross. The last unit he served with was 7RAR.

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