7 Section 6 Platoon B Company 5RAR on Operation Kings Cross October 1969.
(L to R):
Cpl J Fitzgerald, Lcpl M White
(KIA), Pte G Honen, Pte G Bouveng,
Pte J Campbell and Pte T Blackhurst.
This was about the most soldiers that could be expected (if you were
lucky ) to
have available for operations from the (theoretical ) 10 man rifle
due to sickness, LOB (left out of battle) to guard perimeter, etc.
Kings Cross, all available intelligence pointed to a large scale
offensive against Route 15 posts by 274 Regiment supported by HQ Sub
Region 4. This operation did not eventuate, probably because of the
presence of 5 RAR and its strong mobile armoured reaction force in
AO (Area of Operations) Grace.
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