The winter conditions in Korea are rough on the transport men of the 1st Battalion, The Royal ...

Accession Number MELJ0569
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative 5x4" safety base
Maker Meldrum, Donald Albert (Tim)
Place made Korea: 38th Parallel
Date made 17 January 1955
Conflict Korea, 1950-1953
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Description

The winter conditions in Korea are rough on the transport men of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (1RAR). Icy road conditions are a nightmare for the drivers, and their costly equipment requires constant attention to avoid serious damage in the sub zero temperatures. Here transport driver 34402 Private Reginald Pilbeam of Rosebud, Vic, wipes the frost from the windscreen of his jeep before setting out on the day's work. Before joining the Australian Army he worked for the transport firm of T B Armstrong of Rye, and was a playing member of the Rosebud Soccer Club.

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