1 APC Squadron waiting to board HMAS Sydney. Known to be in the image are 4717751 Lance-Corporal ...

Accession Number P05655.082
Collection type Photograph
Object type Colour - Film original transparency (positive) 35mm
Maker Macmichael, Paul
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made c 25 May 1966
Copyright

Item copyright: AWM Licensed copyright

Description

1 APC Squadron waiting to board HMAS Sydney. Known to be in the image are 4717751 Lance-Corporal Kevin Leslie Mitchinson (foreground with beret and arms resting on pack) and 4717841 Trooper Robert Peter Wilsen (bare-headed, light hair, no hat). Both men were killed while serving with A Squadron, 3rd Calvary Regiment on 21 February 1967 when the APC in which they were travelling during Operation Bribie was destroyed by a Viet Cong mine.