During the Vietnam War, RAN Daring class destroyer HMAS Duchess (D154) has been serving as an ...

Accession Number NAVY20638
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative 120 safety base
Maker RAN Public Relations
Place made At sea
Date made c November 1969
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Description

During the Vietnam War, RAN Daring class destroyer HMAS Duchess (D154) has been serving as an escort to troop transports. On a voyage to join the Commonwealth Strategic Reserve, crew members wait to fire at moving targets during an F1sub machine gun firing practice. Left to right: unidentified; R52105 Able Seaman Weapons Mechanic (ABWM) Keith MacDonald, of Bowraville, NSW; R65589 ABWM Gerald Francis (Gerry) Smith, of Lidcombe, NSW; R103428 ABWM Dennis Arthur Aldridge, of Enfield, NSW; and R66097 ABWM William Hillis. The ship is making its way to Singapore.

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