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ID number P10271.066
Collection Photograph
Object type Colour - Digital file JPEG
Maker Fletcher, Nick (Photographer)
Place made Afghanistan: Helmand Province, Forward Operating Base Shahzad
Date made 4 February 2011


The accommodation for artillerymen from the 1st Field Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery. Operating in support of the British 7th Parachute Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery, this contingent is the final of six rotations of Australian gunners to deploy in support of Operation Herrick.

One of a series of photographs taken by Nick Fletcher, Senior Curator of Military Heraldry and Technology at the Australian War Memorial, as part of the Memorial's Curators in the Field program. This program continues the Memorial's tradition of documenting Australia's experience of war, through observing the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and collecting records, photographs, oral histories and objects for the Memorial's National Collection. Nick travelled to Afghanistan with the ADF from January to February in 2011, together with fellow staff members Stephanie Boyle, Senior Curator of Film and Sound; and Peter Pedersen, Head of the Research Centre.