5RAR Tiger Logo Men of the 5RAR Battalion

 
Gary Townsend of C Company atop an APC Charlie Company Ready Reaction Force Early 1967


Members of 7 Platoon C Company mounting APCs reacting in support of another unit's request for assistance. One rifle company was always on stand by in the event of an emergency. Because the VC wore bush hats similar to those worn by the Australians, the Aussies would thread coloured ribbon through their hat loops as an identifier between friendly and foe.

(From left to right:) Warren Gosney, Ron Edgar and Gary Townsend.





 

 

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