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07

May

1000th R N man discharged - Beach party 1946

1000th R N man discharged - Beach party 1946

03

May

At Sea. A greasy pole pillow fight contest in progress aboard troopship Aeneas (A60) during a November 1919 to January 1920 voyage carrying AIF troops home from England. (Extracted from troopship Aeneas Diary)

At Sea. A greasy pole pillow fight contest in progress aboard troopship Aeneas (A60) during a November 1919 to January 1920 voyage carrying AIF troops home from England. (Extracted from troopship Aeneas Diary)

19

Apr

Private A Hopes of Rockhampton, Qld, a member of 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR), relaxes as he listens to a borrowed Decca 50 wind-up gramophone and records. He has waxed his moustache for the occasion. The gramophone is balanced on rocks, on a blanket, on a hill somewhere in Korea. The records, from companies such as Decca, HMV and Columbia, belong to members of 3RAR. The Columbia record on top of the pile at the front of the blanket is ‘Bluebird of Happiness’. Written in white on the label is the name of the soldier who owns it, ‘LENOY’. 19915 Sergeant S K J ‘Len’ Lenoy was killed on 24 April 1951 while commanding a machine gun section with ‘A’ Company at the Battle of Kapyong

Private A Hopes of Rockhampton, Qld, a member of 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR), relaxes as he listens to a borrowed Decca 50 wind-up gramophone and records. He has waxed his moustache for the occasion. The gramophone is balanced on rocks, on a blanket, on a hill somewhere in Korea. The records, from companies such as Decca, HMV and Columbia, belong to members of 3RAR. The Columbia record on top of the pile at the front of the blanket is ‘Bluebird of Happiness’. Written in white on the label is the name of the soldier who owns it, ‘LENOY’. 19915 Sergeant S K J ‘Len’ Lenoy was killed on 24 April 1951 while commanding a machine gun section with ‘A’ Company at the Battle of Kapyong

12

Apr

3843 Corporal (Cpl) Lawrence Joseph ‘Larry’ Moon, a member of the North Zone team, clears a hurdle during a race at a British Commonwealth Occupation Force (BCOF) athletics meeting held at Anzac Park. Note the wooded hills and barracks buildings at left rear. Cpl L J Moon went on to serve in the Korean War and Vietnam War.

3843 Corporal (Cpl) Lawrence Joseph ‘Larry’ Moon, a member of the North Zone team, clears a hurdle during a race at a British Commonwealth Occupation Force (BCOF) athletics meeting held at Anzac Park. Note the wooded hills and barracks buildings at left rear. Cpl L J Moon went on to serve in the Korean War and Vietnam War.

10

Apr

A farewell kiss for a soldier embarking for duty in Vietnam, Sydney, 1968

A farewell kiss for a soldier embarking for duty in Vietnam, Sydney, 1968

09

Apr

'AURORA'S WEDDING', A BURLESQUE BALLET, STAGED FOR THE ENTERTAINMENT OF THE TROOPS BY THE 4TH DIVISION CONCERT PARTY. HERE PRINCE CHARMING, CORPORAL G C NICHOLLS, LEFT (1) AWAKENS AURORA, WARRANT OFFICER 2 S H ELWOOD (2) WITH A KISS.

'AURORA'S WEDDING', A BURLESQUE BALLET, STAGED FOR THE ENTERTAINMENT OF THE TROOPS BY THE 4TH DIVISION CONCERT PARTY. HERE PRINCE CHARMING, CORPORAL G C NICHOLLS, LEFT (1) AWAKENS AURORA, WARRANT OFFICER 2 S H ELWOOD (2) WITH A KISS.

MELBOURNE, VIC. 1943-02-25. A WALKING WOUNDED SOLDIER RECEIVES A BIG WELCOME HOME HUG FROM HIS WIFE AFTER HE DISEMBARKS FROM A HOSPITAL SHIP

MELBOURNE, VIC. 1943-02-25. A WALKING WOUNDED SOLDIER RECEIVES A BIG WELCOME HOME HUG FROM HIS WIFE AFTER HE DISEMBARKS FROM A HOSPITAL SHIP

03

Apr

American soldier dancing on a table, Eagle Farm, Brisbane, Queensland during World War Two
United States Army soldiers of the 81st Air Depot Group stationed at Eagle Farm Brisbane. The men Americans dressed in uniform are gathered around a table enjoying a few drinks. One of their number is dancing on the table entertaining onlookers.

American soldier dancing on a table, Eagle Farm, Brisbane, Queensland during World War Two

United States Army soldiers of the 81st Air Depot Group stationed at Eagle Farm Brisbane. The men Americans dressed in uniform are gathered around a table enjoying a few drinks. One of their number is dancing on the table entertaining onlookers.

24

Feb

1940-01. MATRON FALL (LIEUTENANT COLONEL) (ONE OF THE NURSES) CHATS TO  AN OFFICER IN THE READING ROOM ON BOARD TRANSPORT. ARMY. ON BOARD SHIP.

1940-01. MATRON FALL (LIEUTENANT COLONEL) (ONE OF THE NURSES) CHATS TO AN OFFICER IN THE READING ROOM ON BOARD TRANSPORT. ARMY. ON BOARD SHIP.

16

Feb

1945-04-18.
PRIVATE J. MCDONALD, AUSTRALIAN ARMY MEDICAL WOMEN’S SERVICE  (2) FEEDING GUNNER H. HARTE, 554 LIGHT ANTI-AIRCRAFT BATTERY (1), A  PATIENT AT 2/1 GENERAL HOSPITAL, WITH ICE CREAM WHICH IS MANUFACTURED AT  THE HOSPITAL.

1945-04-18.

PRIVATE J. MCDONALD, AUSTRALIAN ARMY MEDICAL WOMEN’S SERVICE (2) FEEDING GUNNER H. HARTE, 554 LIGHT ANTI-AIRCRAFT BATTERY (1), A PATIENT AT 2/1 GENERAL HOSPITAL, WITH ICE CREAM WHICH IS MANUFACTURED AT THE HOSPITAL.