3/2555 Private (Pte) Edward John (Ted) Ortlipp (wearing slouch hat), aged 29, of Bright, Vic, 1st ...

Accession Number CUN/60/0101/MC
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative other
Maker Cunneen, William James
Place made Malaya: Perak, Kuala Kangsar
Date made c 1960
Conflict Malayan Emergency, 1948-1960
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Description

3/2555 Private (Pte) Edward John (Ted) Ortlipp (wearing slouch hat), aged 29, of Bright, Vic, 1st Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (1RAR), shakes hands with an unidentified Iban tracker from the Sarawak Rangers as a group of them (all wearing berets) prepare to move off in a three ton truck which will take them from the 1RAR base at Kuala Kangsar in Northern Malaya, southwards for reorganisation and retraining. The trackers have been involved in anti terrorist operations for many months, and proved to be a vital asset for 1RAR jungle operations and border patrols. Pte Ortlipp also served in Korea where he completed two tours with 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR) between 1951 and 1952 and later between 1953 and 1954.

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