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ID number MISC/68/0047/VN
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white
Date made 1968
Physical description Black & white


Vung Tau, South Vietnam. 1968. Two groups of soldiers sit at tables in the upstairs open-air bar of the Peter Badcoe Club. The Club was an Army rest and recreation centre located at the 1st Australian Logistic Support Group (1ALSG) base at Back Beach. The Club was named for Major Peter Badcoe who was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross (VC) for several courageous actions in Vietnam. The recreational facilities included the Harold Holt Memorial Swimming Pool, the Kevin Wheatley Gymnasium and a beach.