|Place made||Vietnam: Phuoc Tuy Province, Long Tan|
|Date made||19 August 1966|
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6776 Major (Maj) Harry Arthur Smith of Brisbane, QLD (extreme left), Officer Commanding Delta ...
6776 Major (Maj) Harry Arthur Smith of Brisbane, QLD (extreme left), Officer Commanding Delta Company, 6th Battalion Royal Australia, Regiment (6RAR), holds a briefing in the field shortly before his company returned to Long Tan, the scene of their epic lone stand against a crack North Vietnamese battalion. Identified, left to right: Maj Harry Smith; 2781294 Second Lieutenant (2Lt) David Rae Sabben, OC 12 Platoon; 37822 Corporal Phillip Ness Dobson, Company Medic; 43433 2Lt Geoffrey Martin Kendall, OC 10 Platoon (holding rifle); 55106 Sergeant (Sgt) Robert Stanley ‘Bob’ Buick (obscured by Kendall); 13605 Sgt Donald Albert ‘Jack’ Thomson, Company Mortar Fire Controller; 33140 Captain Maurice ‘Morrie’ Stanley, Forward Observation Officer of 161 Battery RNZA; 215672 Lance Corporal Graham Roxburgh Smith, Regimental Signaller, (holding right-angled torch under his left arm) and 27758 Warrant Officer 2 John William ‘Jack' Kirby, Company Sergeant Major (CSM) (back to camera).
In the background is a Bell 47G Sioux helicopter, A1-404, the serial number #404 is visible on the front of the cockpit 'bubble'. This aircraft is in the collection of the Australian War Memorial, collection referencce REL/04248.