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6 Platoon B Company TAOR Patrol 2nd Tour 6 Platoon B Company TAOR Patrol 2nd Tour

The local kids would often follow us on TAOR Patrols (Tactical Area of Responsibility) until we ran out of chocolate. Possibly the "Warbies" in the background. This photograph was taken early 1969 with Robert 'Smiley' Moore in the foreground with the M60. With his face partly obscured is Graham 'Cocky' Watson and Peter Wardrope across the road.

We carried sweet bugger all on these two to three  day patrols. Just enough out of the ration packs , plenty of water coffee, cigs. No bedding gear etc. We did carry plenty of ammo. Smiley was from Tassie, Cocky Watson from Vic/SA border & Peter from WA.

Bill O'Mara.

 

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