Webbing belt : Private D J Hannaford, 3 Battalion Royal Australian Regiment

Place Asia: Vietnam, South Vietnam
Accession Number REL35836
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Personal Equipment
Physical description Brass, Cotton webbing
Maker Unknown
Date made c 1970
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975

Green cotton webbing waist belt with blackened brass ball fastener buckle, four brass sliding keepers, hook adjustments and eyelet attachment fittings.

History / Summary

Webbing belt used around his pack in Vietnam by Private Donald John Hannaford. 2795142 Private Hannaford was born on 15 July 1949 at Windsor NSW. He enlisted on 22 April 1970 at Sydney NSW as part of National Service call up. Hannaford had previously worked for 3 years as a bank clerk. He embarked from Adelaide on 15 February 1971, arriving at Vung Tau on 25 February on board HMAS Sydney. He served for several months in Vietnam before returning to Australia, embarked in Vietnam on 16 October 1971. Hannaford was discharged on 9 December 1971 after completing his period of service.