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B Company 5RAR Command Bunker 1966

B Company's Command Bunker 1st Tour

This is 6 Platoon B Company's Command Bunker. This was early on during the first tour as conditions were very primitive.
 
All platoons were required to dig bunkers, sandbagged and with overhead protection in case of an enemy ground attack or mortar bombardment. When inside the wire each infantry section's machine gun was manned at night.

In a section of ten men you only had to man the gun for an hour each night but as was usually the case, the sections were depleted up to half strength or more through illness or disease requiring a nightly piquet duty of two or three hours every night.

 

 

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