Category: Australian army

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.

Australian soldiers disembark down a gangway f…

Australian soldiers disembark down a gangway from the troop transport HMAS Sydney on its arrival in North Borneo (Sabah). The ship was carrying army units and their equipment to Malaysia under Australia’s increased Defence aid program.

A member of 2 Squadron, Special Air Service (S…

A member of 2 Squadron, Special Air Service (SAS) Regiment, test firing an 7.62 mm L4A4 Bren light machine gun.

Dog handler Private Douglas John Fieldhouse, o…

Dog handler Private Douglas John Fieldhouse, of Woodside, SA, and his coverman Private Peter D Lamb of Albion Queensland are on the move with Goldie the tracker dog during a jungle patrol in North Borneo.

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.

A group portrait of some unidentified Australi…

A group portrait of some unidentified Australian soldiers from 9 Platoon (9 Pl), C Company, 4th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (4RAR), sighting their weapons in at the Bokah rifle range prior to deploying for a Claret patrol.

A camouflaged, Royal Air Force, Westland Whirl…

A camouflaged, Royal Air Force, Westland Whirlwind helicopter (XP330) carrying Australian soldiers from 2 Squadron, Special Air Service (SAS) Regiment. The men are being inserted in a border area to commence a Claret patrol against Indonesian forces in North Borneo.

An unidentified soldier from A Company, 4th Ba…

An unidentified soldier from A Company, 4th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (4RAR) on patrol in the dense grass and jungle somewhere in the company’s tactical area of operations (TAO) close to the company base at Gumbang.

Australian soldiers wave goodbye from a small …

Australian soldiers wave goodbye from a small craft on leaving the troop transport HMAS Sydney on its arrival in North Borneo (Sabah).