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Members of 9 Platoon C Company 5RAR Members of 9 Platoon C Company April, 1966.

Photograph taken at 5RAR Lines Gallipoli Barracks, Holsworthy NSW on 20th April, 1966. It was taken just prior to the 5RAR farewell parade, the day before C Company (Company Headquarters, 7 Platoon and 9 Platoon) departed for the Republic of South Vietnam aboard the troopship, HMAS Sydney.

(Standing L to R): Pte Peter Craig, Pte Cox?, Pte. Warren "Wogs" Burns (deceased 2004), L/Cpl Marinko "Titch" Tomas (KIA 8 Jul 66), Cpl Bob "Dogs"Kearney.

(Front L to R ): Pte. Brian Budden, Pte. Terry Tommasi (deceased 2005), Pte. Graeme "Willy" Wilson, Pte. Vilnis Mitrevics.

Postscript: On the 8th July 2006, a commemoration was held at the Town of Nannup Western Australia to mark the 40th anniversary of the death of "Titch" Tomas. Many members of Charlie Company attended.