235066 Major (Maj) David Chinn, Operations Officer, 1 Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment ...

Accession Number P02975.037
Collection type Photograph
Object type Colour - Film original transparency (positive) 35mm
Maker Paule, John Alan
Place made Vietnam: Phuoc Tuy Province
Date made c 1969
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
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Description

235066 Major (Maj) David Chinn, Operations Officer, 1 Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (1RAR), from 5 October 1968 to 13 February 1969, stands in front of a sand-bagged Command Post (CP) during a visit to Fire Support Base (FSB) Lynx 35 km north east of Nui Dat. Other 'hootchies', makeshift shelters made of ponchos and tarpaulins, appear behind the CP. Maj Chinn later served as the General Staff Officer Grade 2 (Operations) [GSO2(Ops)] at the Headquarters of the 1st Australian Task Force (1ATF).

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