|Object type||Black & white - Film original negative 120 safety base|
RAN Public Relations
|Place made||At sea|
|Date made||c November 1969|
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During the Vietnam War, RAN Daring class destroyer HMAS Duchess (D154) has been serving as an ...
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.