Category: 3RAR

Watching a Vickers Valetta C1 transport aircra…

Watching a Vickers Valetta C1 transport aircraft making a delivery run over the landing zone adjacent to their forward company base are 42950 Private (Pte) Robert Stanley (Bob) Swarbrick (left), and Pte Martin A Clark (right), both from Elizabeth, SA, 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR). The men will collect the supplies and gather in the parachutes so they can be used another time. Note the bamboo pole supporting the radio antenna near the two men. Pte Swarbrick later served in South Vietnam with 3RAR between 1967 and 1968. Pte Clark previously served with 3RAR in Malaya and Singapore during the Malayan emergency.

Captured Indonesian Infiltrators wait in line…

Captured Indonesian Infiltrators wait in line to board transports, south of Terendak, under the guard of soldiers from ’D’ company, 3rd battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR).

Members of 3 Platoon, “A” company,…

Members of 3 Platoon, “A” company, 3rd battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR), waiting to board a British Belvedere helicopter near the Kalimantan-Sarawak border.

Members of 3RAR, boarding an RAF Belvedere hel…

Members of 3RAR, boarding an RAF Belvedere helicopter,  Sarawak, Borneo, 1965.

Rear view of a Bristol Belvedere heavy lift tr…

Rear view of a Bristol Belvedere heavy lift transport helicopter from 66 Squadron, RAF, on the helipad at the A Company, 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR), forward base at Stass.

Iban tracker, Gani (right), a Sarawak Ranger, …

Iban tracker, Gani (right), a Sarawak Ranger, examines a leaf for clues of enemy activity with Private Herbert W Grunow (left), of Virginia, Queensland, 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR).

Group portrait of members of A Company, 3rd …

Group portrait of members of A Company, 3rd Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR) at section outpost ‘A’.

Four members of 1 Platoon, A Company, 3rd Batt…

Four members of 1 Platoon, A Company, 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR), about to move off from a secure area after taking a break during a patrol near the Kalimantan-Sarawak border.

Members of the 3rd platoon, ‘A’ Co…

Members of the 3rd platoon, ‘A’ Company, 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR) prepare for transfer by helicopter to HMS Albion and return to Malaya.

Group portrait of members of A Company, 3rd Ba…

Group portrait of members of A Company, 3rd Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR) and a local Dyak tracker, while on patrol near the border between the Malaysian state of Sarawak and the Indonesian province of Kalimantan.