Two "birdies" itemising spare parts for the helicopter in the hangar, Kanimbla

Place Middle East: Persian Gulf
Accession Number ART91777
Collection type Art
Measurement overall: 28.2 x 38.2 cm
Object type Drawing
Physical description charcoal, brush and sepia and black ink wash, white chalk on paper
Maker Churcher, Peter
Place made Persian Gulf
Date made 4 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

Two seated soldiers itemising spare parts for the helicopter in the hangar. Peter Churcher recalled, "This drawing simply depicts ordinary everyday activities that go on. These men are referred to as "birdies" a colloquial term for the aviation crew. Their task is to check and itemise the spare parts of the helicopter which is their role to maintain".