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Members of 8 platoon, C Company, 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (6RAR), in the battalion lines at Enoggera, Queensland, prior to deployment to Vietnam in May 1966. From left: 2781803 Private (Pte) Rodney Cox of Ganmain, NSW; 2781794 Pte Gordon Stafford of Gunnedah, NSW; 2781823 Pte Neil (Pop) Baker of Newcastle, NSW; 2781790 Pte Mark (Scrub) Minell of Moree, NSW; 2781809 Pte Graham Irvine of Coolamon, NSW. All five men were called up in the first intake of national service in July 1965. Note the protective steel helmets with camouflage netting, usually worn by Australian infantry on operations in areas known to have been mined by the enemy.

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