Collection related to 2784336 Signalman Stuart Lindsay Weller, 104 Signal Squadron, and his service in Vietnam between 1967 and 1968.

Accession Number P12186.010
Collection type Photograph
Object type Transparency
Maker Edwards, Barrie James
Place made Vietnam: Phuoc Tuy Province, Nui Dat
Date made September 1967
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
Copyright

Item copyright: Unlicensed copyright

Description

The kitchen, or cook house, of 104 Signal Squadron, Nui Dat, Vietnam. One of 477 colour 35mm transparencies taken or collected by 2784336 Signalman Stuart Lindsay Weller, 104 Signal Squadron, relating to his service in Vietnam between 1967 and 1968. Weller writes: "The dark section under the roof on the right was the storeroom and as almost everything we ate was taken from a can of some description, it wasn't a very secure room. It consisted of a wall to about a metre and then fly screen to the rafters. The kitchen had a couple of big electric refrigerators at the rear of the open area (to the left in this shot). We began our line up for food just to the left of the rubber tree (to the right centre of shot) and moved down the benches just under the edge of the roof. The first item we filed past was a boiling hot water tub into which we plunged our dixies, and this you can see against the rubber tree just to the left centre of shot. We ORs had to line up for our meals while the Sergeants and above had their meals taken to them by Gomer (2783777 Geoffrey Richard Oliver), who had 'volunteered' to be their waiter and who also served behind the bar in the Snake's Pit (Sergeants' Mess)."

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