The hangar, HMAS Kanimbla

Unit Royal Australian Navy
Place Middle East: Persian Gulf
Accession Number ART91756
Collection type Art
Measurement overall: 46 x 56 cm; framed: 49.0 cm x 58.8 cm x 3.8 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on hardboard
Maker Churcher, Peter
Place made Persian Gulf
Date made 3 February 2002
Conflict Period 2000-2009
Afghanistan, 2001-
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

Figures of men and women on the deck passing the time with various activities until called into action. The figures depicted in this paintings are, third from the left, Corporal Steve Trood, Ship's Army Department, fourth from the left, Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics (ABATV) Glen Cleary and fifth from the left is Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics (ABATV) Arron Taylor. Peter Churcher recalled, "This image was typical of the morning activity in the hangar. The helicopter out on the deck, maintenance crew in attendance, boarding parties cleaning their weapons after firing practice, and people simply standing around chatting".

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