5RAR Tiger Logo Men of the Battalion

 
Soldiers of 6 Platoon B Company 5RAR Diggers of 6 Platoon B Company
(2nd Tour) Admiring Their Cairn


Nine superbly fit young Nashos and a Reg from 6 Platoon B Company watch pensively as names are painted on the reverse side of the rock. The men are:

Standing, from L to R: Nick Cassano (KIA on 7 December 1969), Trevor Carter, Megs Gardam, Tim Clark, Bob Hewitson, Peter Wardrope and Gil Hohnen.

Squatting: Terry Blackhurst, Tony Burr (partially obscured) and John Cunningham.

This photo was taken in about mid October 1969, shortly before B Company exchanged its position in the north-eastern part of the Nui Dat rubber plantation to occupy SAS Hill in place of D Company, and then embarking on Operation Kings Cross at the end of October.

 

 

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