Portrait of Australia's latest Victoria Cross (VC) recipient, Warrant Officer 2 (WO2) Keith Payne ...

Unit Australian Army Training Team Vietnam
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Accession Number LES/69/0593/VN
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original acetate
Maker L'Estrange, Brian Edwin
Place made Vietnam: Gia Dinh Province, Saigon
Date made September 1969
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Description

Portrait of Australia's latest Victoria Cross (VC) recipient, Warrant Officer 2 (WO2) Keith Payne of Stafford Heights, QLD. WO2 Payne, An adviser with the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV), was awarded the VC for bravery in action in Kontum Province on 24/05/1969.

Payne is wearing a green beret with the US 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) flash, he has placed the metal cap badge of the Royal Australian Regiment over the flash.