|Object type||Black & white|
|Physical description||Black & white|
|Place made||Vietnam: Phuoc Tuy Province, Nui Dat|
|Date made||17 February 1967|
Item copyright: AWM Licensed copyright
Informal group portrait of nine members of 5 Platoon, B Company, 6th Battalion, The Royal ...
Informal group portrait of nine members of 5 Platoon, B Company, 6th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (6RAR), in the B Company lines at the Australian task force base. The photograph was taken in the morning, some hours before the platoon took part in Operation Bribie. Identified left to right, back row: 5713975 Private (Pte) William Anthony Trevenen, 216372 Pte Garry John Chad, 1200606 Pte Victor Kenneth Otway, 1730851 Pte Malcolm Stuart Mustchin, 5713986 Pte David Raleigh Webster; front row: 214031 Corporal (Cpl) Robin William Jones (Section Commander), 5713981 Pte Brian David Waters, 5411599 Pte Wayne Maurice Riley, 2784297 Pte Donald Peter Rumble. This was the forward right hand section during the assault. Pte Webster, Pte Waters and Pte Riley were killed in action during the operation later that day, while Privates Trevenen, Chad, Otway and Rumble were wounded. Pte Otway was wounded during the platoon's final charge, and was rescued the following morning when 6RAR returned to the battleground. Pte Mustchin was wounded during the first assault and after being treated fell back to the reserve section for the final assault. Cpl Jones was later awarded the Military Medal for his actions during Operation Bribie.