Members of No 9 Squadron, RAAF, and of No 3 Squadron, Special Air Services (3SAS) Squadron, stand ...

Accession Number VN/67/0027/03
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative 35mm safety base
Maker Ward, Barrie Thomas Burrill
Place made Vietnam: Phuoc Tuy Province, Nui Dat
Date made 2 March 1967
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Members of No 9 Squadron, RAAF, and of No 3 Squadron, Special Air Services (3SAS) Squadron, stand near an Iroquois helicopter on the Kangaroo Pad (Kanga pad) at Nui Dat, after a mounted captured Viet Cong (VC) weapon, a Soviet Mosinmagant M1944 carbine, was presented to the squadron in thanks for the excellent support and co-operation they had provided for the SAS. Identified from left to right: Major J Murphy SAS; unknown, SAS; 218798 Pilot Officer (PO) Michael John (Mick) Haxell, of North Manly, NSW, RAAF (crouching); unknown, SAS; unknown, SAS; unknown, SAS; 21702 Warrant Officer (WO) Gordon D Buttriss, of Sefton, NSW RAAF; 111550 Leading Aircraftman (LAC) Alan Clarence Bloxsom, of Maryborough, Qld; 33785 Sergeant (Sgt) James Henry Roche, RAAF crewman & door gunner; 221540 LAC David John (Dave) ‘Blue’ Collins, of Ainslie, ACT, (holding left side of trophy); unknown, SAS; unknown, SAS; 219176 Flight Lieutenant (Flt Lt) Leslie Wilfred (Les) Morris, of Frenches Forest, NSW; Corporal (Cpl) K McCarthy RAAF (unable to further identify);15484 LAC Bruce Chaille Shearer; unknown, SAS; 23446 Flt Lt Leigh Oxley (Laddie) Hindley, of Goulburn, NSW; 223382 LAC Thomas Barry (Tom) Farr, of Bathurst, NSW; 18781 LAC Dennis Frederick Olsen, RAAF crewman & gunner, of Clayfield, Qld; 33062 Wing Commander (Wing Cdr) Roy Stewart Royston, of East Malvern, Vic; unknown, SAS; Sergeant (Sgt) Emanuel Leterio Tonna, SAS; unknown, SAS; unknown, SAS; 317046 Flt Lt Edward Frederick (Ted) Munday, of Fairlight, NSW; 216204 Flt Lt Francis Patrick (Frank) Riley, of Goulburn, NSW; 37553 Flt Lt Geoffrey A Banfield, of Latrobe, Tas. Note the UH-1B (A2-1024) and UH-1D Iroquois helicopters at left in the background. (use the same photo VN/67/0027/03, as it better)

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