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Soldiers of 6 Platoon B Company man a checkpoint at Nui Dat CHECKPOINT

Members of 6Platoon B Company 5RAR manning a road checkpoint outside Nui Dat - 1st Tour.
Back to camera: Pte 'Spud' John Murphy
sitting on sandbag (front) :Cpl G D Luck
sitting on left: Cpl Frank Peacock
at rear: Pte Michael Noonan

Note the white headbands worn in bush hats. Charlie wore a similar bush hat and it was decided that the Australians would wear a coloured ribbon entwined around the outside of the hat to quickly distinguish friend from foe. The colour was changed on a regular basis.

 

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