5RAR Tiger Logo Men of the Battalion

Cpl Alan Weldon (later WIA), Pte Jim Sturla (later WIA), Pte Arnold Van Hulst, Cpl Wayne Wright (later WIA), all from 12 Platoon, D Coy, 1969.

On SAS Hill at Nui Dat in 1969

 From left to right are:

 Alan Weldon (later WIA), Private Jim Sturla (later WIA)Private Arnold Van Hulst (now Arnold Lockrey) and  Wayne Wright (later WIA), all members of 12 Platoon D Company 5RAR, second tour.

This photo was taken in the D Company assembly area prior to an operation in the first half of 1969. Corporal Weldon is wearing his basic webbing & has smoke grenades and bandolier of Armalite ammo in magazines across his chest.

The wooden building is the kitchen and diggers mess on SAS Hill at Nui Dat which D Company occupied for most of 1969 before swapping positions with B Company in the north eastern rubber of the main battalion area, known as Ap An Phu. The flues of boilers/cookers can be seen extending above the galvanized iron roofline. CHQ was behind the person taking the photo.