Warrant Officer Class II Keith Payne

Accession Number ART27773
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 76.2 x 61 cm; framed: 96.6 x 81.2 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on canvas
Location Main Bld: Hall of Valour: Main Hall: Western Art Wall
Maker Bourne, Shirley
Place made Australia: Australian Capital Territory, Duntroon
Date made 1972
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

Portrait of Warrant Officer Class II, Keith Payne VC. Payne received the Victoria Cross for his actions in Vietnam. Payne was part of the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV) and this portrait was painted at Duntroon in Canberra which is an army training facility for the Royal Military College. Payne is wearing a green beret with the US 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) flash, he has placed the metal cap badge of the Royal Australian Regiment over the flash.