Category: Australian army

Members of 11 Platoon, D Company, 2nd Battalio…

Members of 11 Platoon, D Company, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (2RAR) at a jungle camp during a border patrol in Malaya.

Two soldiers of C Company, 1st Battalion The R…

Two soldiers of C Company, 1st Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment (1RAR), going into operations by canoe, at the ready on the Sungei Rhui river, North Malaya.

Soldiers of 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Re…

Soldiers of 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (1RAR), in the jungle north of Baling, near the Thai border, Malaya, 1960.

Members of B Company 2RAR about to go on a p…

Members of B Company 2RAR about to go on a patrol in Perak, 1956.

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.

Unidentified men from 24 Construction Squadron…

Unidentified men from 24 Construction Squadron, Royal Australian Engineers (RAE), work to construct a 70-mile long section of road through thick tropical rainforest in the state of Sabah, North Borneo.

Unidentified Australian soldiers from 102nd Fi…

Unidentified Australian soldiers from 102nd Field Battery, Royal Australian Artillery (RAA), and local civilians assisting with the loading of a 105mm L5 Pack Howitzer onto a landing craft. It is one of six guns and approximately 40 vehicles being returned to their barracks at Malacca on the Malayan Peninsula as the men of the 102nd Field Battery complete their four-month operational tour in North Borneo.

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.

Soldiers from the 4th Battalion, The Royal Aus…

Soldiers from the 4th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment, moving from hut to hut in a village as they carry out a routine patrol along the Malaysian-Indonesian border.