Soldiers of the Defence and Employment Platoon of Headquarters, 1st Australian Task Force (1ATF) ...

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Accession Number JON/70/0367/VN
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white
Maker Jones, Michael John
Place made Vietnam: Phuoc Tuy Province
Date made June 1970
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
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Description

Soldiers of the Defence and Employment Platoon of Headquarters, 1st Australian Task Force (1ATF) base at Nui Dat, watch a fourteen foot python snake which slithered into their operational field base in the north of the Province. In the foreground, pointing is Lieutenant Peter Cosgrove of Coogee, NSW, the platoon commander. The snake was adopted by the platoon as a mascot and flown back to Nui Dat.