Group portrait of members of 9 Squadron RAAF in front of a Bell Iroquois UH-1H helicopter and ...

Accession Number P02975.001
Collection type Photograph
Object type Colour - Film original transparency (positive) 35mm
Maker Paule, John Alan
Place made Vietnam: Vung Tau Special Zone, Vung Tau
Date made 1968
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
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Description

Group portrait of members of 9 Squadron RAAF in front of a Bell Iroquois UH-1H helicopter and squadron hangar at the Vung Tau military airfield. Approximately 85% of the squadron was present. Those dressed in light khaki were employed in non-flying duties, while those in green flying suits are pilots and crewmen. The attachment of Royal Australian Navy and Royal New Zealand Air Force officer aircrew at one time provided almost one quarter of the squadron's officer strength, a step necessary because of the number of Iroquois helicopters on squadron establishment and the shortage of pilots.

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