Australian Infantry Combat Badge

PICTURE GALLERY

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GENERAL INTEREST

D & E Platoon, HQ 1ATF Area Grand Hotel, Vungers Long Tan Nui Dat Welcome Home Sydney 1987
D&E Platoon
Area and Sign
Grand Hotel
Vung Tau
Long Tan Cross Nui Dat Estate Welcome Home
Sydney 1987
D&E Platoon ANZAC Day, Sydney 1993 HQ 1ATF ANZAC Day 2001 Original D&E Banner Trevour Attwood Padre Cosier
D&E Platoon
ANZAC Day 1993
HQ 1ATF
Melbourne 2001
Original
D & E Banner
Trevor Attwood Padre Roy Cosier
Road between HQ 1ATF and Artillery Newspaper Editorial 1966 Sun Newspaper clipping Newspaper cutting of medal
Road between
HQ1ATF and Artillery
Fire Support Base Pamela Mirror Editorial
21 April 1966
First wounded Nasho article Newspaper article on Medals
Roy Kyte-Powell newspaper article Punch A Postie leaflet Safe Conduct pass Entertainer Lyn Dutton D & E Platoon moving out
Roy Kyte-Powell article Nui Dat produced Punch A Postie Safe Conduct pass Entertainer Lyn Dutton clipping D & E Platoon Move Out

NUI DAT FROM THE AIR
with thanks to the guys from 161 Recce flt

1ATF Area looking NE Looking over the Long Tan Rubber Looking over Long Tan with extra information looking back over the Task Force Area towards Long Tan Large section of the Task Force Area
1ATF Area looking NE Looking over Long Tan to 1ATF Extra information - Long Tan aerial view Looking back over the Task Force Area towards Long Tan Task Force Area
1ATF Base Camp, 1971 Wet Season 1ATF AERIAL VIEW 1ATF AERIAL VIEW over looking fuel farm area entrance to Nui Dat, Kanga Pad
1ATF Base circa 1971 1ATF Aerial View - Ian Mckenzie photo 1ATF Aerial View - Ian Mckenzie photo Overlooking fuel farm area The entrance to Nui Dat, Kanga Pad
Aerial view Nui Dat 1971
1ATF Aerial view circa 1971

LONG TAN MEMORIAL RECENT PHOTOS

Long Tan Cross - 2001.  Tony Roberts at site Plaque at Long Tan Cross New Long Tan Memorial Refurbished Long Tan site Long View Long Tan Memorial
Long Tan 2001
Tony Roberts
Long Tan Plaque-2001
Tony Roberts
Refurbished Long
Tan site
Refurbished Long
Tan site
Long Tan 2002 pic
from rear

D&E PLATOON IN THE FIELD

LtoR standing on shelter, Trevor Attwood & Mike Towler
Strike on bunker system, June 1971
Airstrike on bunker system, June 1971
Tent City - Courtenay Hill - 1971
Mladen Vitasovic, Bob Ellis and Donny Hill
D&E at Courtney Hill View 1 of airstrike on bunkers - 1971 View 2 of airstrike on bunkers - 1971 Tent city at Courtenay Hill - 1971 Mladen Vitasovic
aka "Midnight"
Bob Ellis
and Donny Hill
Villagers on Long Son Is being questioned Long Son villager awaiting interrogation Norm Austing preparing breakfast - Long Son Jeff Williams burying Norm's breakfast, Long Son Inside looking out ...
Interrogating detainees - Long Son Island Detainee awaits interrogation Norm Austin brews up - Long Son Island Jeff Williams burys Norm's breakfast, Long Son Returning to ATF base
D&E Platoon
HQ1ATF Tactical Ops Centre 1966
D&E Platoon near Xuyen Moc
D & E in the bamboo forest
D & E boys in the bamboo - 1971
D&E Platoon
digging in
HQ 1ATF TOC
Capt Steele
Duty Officer
D & E Platoon rounding up timber cutters D&E on ops in a bamboo forest - Pic 1 D&E on ops in a bamboo forest - Pic 2

D&E Platoon - Operation HAYMAN 1966

(B&W Photos courtesy Michael McCarthy,
former D&E Platoon Commander)

D&E Platoon Commander 2Lt Michael McCarthy 1966 D&E machine gun - Op Hayman 1966 One Section D and E platoon Long Son Graveyard S/Sgt Jake Hilton, CQMS, HQ1ATF 1966
D&E Pl Cmdr 1966
2Lt M McCarthy
D&E Platoon
Long Son Island
Op Hayman 1966
D&E Platoon
Long Son Island
1966
D&E Platoon
Long Son Island
Graveyard 1966
S/Sgt Jake Hilton
CQMS, HQ1ATF
It's thirsty work!
Enjoying a beer after
a hard days work.

Battle of Coral
Photos courtesy Ross Anderson,

Coral Pic 1 Coral Pic 2 Coral Pic 3 Coral Pic 4 Coral Pic 5
Coral 1 Coral 2 Coral 3 Coral 4 Coral 5

NUI DAT - 1968

Cunningham doing "relief" work Centurian looking over Luscombe - 1968 Hoa Long Dance preparations Luscombe Field 1968 This space intentionally left blank

ORIGINAL D&E PERSONNEL 1966-1967
All pics in this next section supplied by Brian Cossar

Azzopardie and Mitchell - Holsworthy 1966 Barrie betts - Holsworthy 1966 Cpls Steel, Hobbs and Griffith Mick Darmondy - Holsworthy 1966 Barry Heap - Holsworthy 1966
Azzopardi and Mitchell 1966 Barrie Betts - 1966 D&E NCO's Steel, Hobbs and Griffiths Mick Darmody 1966 Barry Heap 1966
Ross Hayden - Holsworthy 1966 Chris Fankhauser Holsworthy 1966 Grant Lawrence - Holsworthy 1966 CSM WO Ray Harmes Brian Cossar - Saigon 1966
Ross Hayden - Holsworthy 1966 Chris Fankhauser - 1966 Grant Lawrence 1966 WO Ray Harmes 1966 Brian Cossar 1966
Cpl Paul Burstall - 1966 Ross Hayden - Vietnam 1966 Peter Kramer - 1966 Gerald O'Donovan 1966 John Pascoe & Frank Zerafa 1966
Cpl Paul Burstall 1966 Ross Hayden - Vietnam 1966 Peter "Killer" Kramer 1966 Gerald O'Donovan 1966 John Pascoe & Frank Zerafa 1966
Lt McCarthy, Paul Burstall, Lt Kamenek, WO Harmes D & E On Parade 1966 Nui Dat 1966 HQ1ATF RAP 1966 Sgt's Mess 1966
Lt McCarthy, Cpl Burstall, Lt Kamenek, WO Harmes D & E On Parade Nui Dat early 1966 HQ1ATF RAP 1966 Sgt's Mess Under Construction 1966
Saigon 1966 Dustoff Pad 1966 Early Nui Dat Concert 1966 First Orderly Room 1966 Later Version Orderly Room
Saigon Bar District 1966 Dustoff Pad 1966 Nui Dat Concert 1966 First Orderly Room 1966 Updated Orderly Room 1966
Departing Vung Tau 1967 Vunt Tau Departure 1967 Back Home - North Head 1967 Holsworthy Hut 1966 Chinook 1967
Leaving Vung Tau 1967 Departure Lounge Vung Tau 1967 Back Home in Sydney 1967 Holsworthy Hut 1966 Chinook 1967

AT HOME AND AT PLAY

It's been a long year! Phill Moscatt (l) and Mike Ball Early 1ATF Boozer Early HQ1ATF Crapper Dustoff Pad 1966
Ross Hayden(l),
Mike Ball(r)
Bill Ledo(front)
Phill Moscatt &
Mike Ball
Relaxing
First "hardtop"
boozer - 1966
Early HQ1ATF
Toilet Block
Early Dustoff
Pad 1966
HQ 1ATF Living Area HQ 1ATF TOC 1966 Enjoying some SVN hospitality, 1966 HQ Coy,1ATF Orderly room The Command post
HQ 1ATF
Living Area
HQ 1ATF
Tactical Ops
Centre 1966
HQ 1ATF
Boozer, 1966
HQ Company, 1ATF
Orderly Room
HQ 1ATF
Command Post
Transport Convoy 1ATF Transport Yard 1ATF Transport Lines 1ATF Transport Lines, Nui Dat Transport Building
Transport Convoy near Vung Tau 1969 1ATF Transport Yard Transport Lines - 1969 Transport Yard - 1969 Transport Building - 1969
HQ 1ATF Living Area A quiet sing-song .. or ????? Sergeant's Lines - 1ATF Urinal in Sgt's lines 1ATF Base 1967
HQ 1ATF
Living Area
Is that a broom .. or are you happy to see me??? HQ 1ATF
Sergeant's Lines 1ATF
HQ 1ATF
Sgt's Urinal with Transport in background
HQ 1ATF Base area 1967. Exact area not known.
Early concert stage at Nui Dat Dinah Lee in concert - Nui Dat 1966 The Big Pretzel Graham Dorsett at rest .... Outside Mike Ball's tent
One of the first Nui Dat concerts - 1966 Dinah Lee entertaining the troops The Big Pretzel struts her stuff
Woo Hoo!!!
Graham Dorsett seeks refuge for a snooze Outside view of Mike Balls' tent
Aaron Holloway IV - New York and 171 Airborne WO Doug Dakin at 1ATF Registry Ron Papps shortly after arriving in Vietnam Sgt Darryl Palmer There goes the neighbourhood!!!
Aaron Holloway IV sings the blues WO Doug Dakin hard at work Ron Papps, shortly after arrival in 'Nam Sergeant Darryl Palmer 1ATF lines, 1967. Mike Ball,?, Andy Tame
Mike Ball and his fashion statement Mike Ball and unknown transport driver Ross Hayden Thank God for tinned food Heading home on a Herc
Mike Ball getting away from the greens Mike Ball (left) and unknown driver Ross Hayden atop sandbags. One down, two million to go!! John Eller enjoys the "fruits" of a Red Cross food pack Inside John Eller's home bound Herc
Eddie Tricker and his designer-style tent Pte Bale and the D&E Kills Board Eddie Tricker arrives in SVN - not dressed for work Eddie and Wolfie in Vung Tau  <smirk> Farmer in Rice paddy
Eddie Tricker's yellow submarine.. er.. tent Peter Bale at the D&E Kills board Eddie Tricker arrives in SVN Eddie Tricker and Terry Wolff, Market St Vung Tau Rice paddy at Phuoc Le (Ba Ria)
Scottie in the bananas Sample of various grenades Claymore mine Bert Weale, CSM HQ1ATF receives award HQ1ATF Headquarters, circa 1970
Give me a home among the bananas Various types of hand grenades Claymore Mine Bert Weale receiving Award HQ 1ATF circa 1970
Col Moyle and Larry Hayward looking to buy genuine "bamboo springed" Rolexs; 13 to 14 July 1970 Col & Larry, Vung Tau - July 1970 R and C Centre, Vung Tau 13-14 July 1970. LtoR: Dave Kittyea and Terry Ryan, D&E Platoon lines. Taken between 17 July to 28 August 1970. LtoR: Larry Hayward and Terry Ryan, D&E Platoon lines. Taken between 17 July to 28 August 1970
LtoR: Larry Hayward, in front of his tent, D&E Platoon lines.
Taken between 17 July to 28 August 1970.
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THE HQ 1ATF ZOO AND MENAGERIE

King Cobra caught and killed 4 April 1966 Dead cobra in back of Land rover Eddie Tricker's mongoose Another mongoose shot Groucho and HardRock
Cobra caught in
living quarters 1967
Cobra "resting"
in Land Rover
Eddie's
Cobra killer
Eddie's
houseguest
again
Groucho and HardRock
Hardrock on duty at Courtenay Hill
D & E Platoon Monkey Hardrock at Courtenay Hill

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