Taken at an adjoining air field at Blackhorse, a wheeled fire extinguisher is visible in the ...

Accession Number P02975.043
Collection type Photograph
Object type Colour - Film original transparency (positive) 35mm
Maker Paule, John Alan
Place made Vietnam: Long Khanh Province
Date made c 1968
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
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Description

Taken at an adjoining air field at Blackhorse, a wheeled fire extinguisher is visible in the distance. It possibly indicates the location of a 'fuel farm' (not pictured) for POL - a military abbreviation of 'Petroleum, Oil and Lubricants' - supplied to support flying operations. Situated in an isolated area, as a safety precaution, it was one of many of the refuelling points available for helicopters of 9 Squadron RAAF.

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