To ensure orderly loading, soldiers departing for Vietnam from Adelaide are issued with ...

Accession Number CAP/71/0023/CC
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white
Maker Caprioli, Peter
Place made Australia: South Australia, Adelaide
Date made 15 February 1971
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Description

To ensure orderly loading, soldiers departing for Vietnam from Adelaide are issued with embarkation numbers, to be displayed on their hats. Pictured are Captain William Bray of Essendon, Vic (left), Second in Charge of C Company, 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR); 2794929 Private Peter Zapolskis of Cabramatta, NSW (right), and 5717336 Private Stanley Gordon Wright of Katanning, WA (centre). They sailed with 3RAR from Adelaide's Outer Harbour on 15 February, for a year's tour of duty in South Vietnam.