Informal portrait of three members of 8 Platoon, C Company, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Australian ...

Accession Number P04898.001
Collection type Photograph
Object type Colour - Film original transparency (positive) 35mm
Place made Australia: Queensland, North Queensland, Townsville
Date made 8 October 1970
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
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Description

Informal portrait of three members of 8 Platoon, C Company, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (2RAR), polishing their boots after being selected to do a royal guard of honour for the Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Phillip and Princess Anne during their visit to Lavarack Barracks, Townsville. Identified, left to right: 1735386 Private (Pte) Dennis William Neal, of Scrubby Creek, Qld, (later killed in action on 29 May 1970); 5716652 Pte Raymond John Draper, of Bunbury, WA, (later wounded in the thigh by a sniper on 8 October 1970), and 2792375 Pte Desmond John Tully, of Lismore, NSW, (later killed in action on 29 May 1970).

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