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161 Battery in Fiji, 1976

In 1976, 161 Battery deployed to Fiji with four L5 pack howitzers.

161 Battery's BK, Captain Ted Lile, carrying the muzzle brake of a 105-mm Pack Howitzer after an air move by UH1D helicopter.

Carrying the barrel of the L5.
Left to right: Sergeant Bill James, Gunner Don Stratton and Lieutenant 'Ged' Williams.

Bombardier Blu Donaldson,
Sergeant Bill James, Captain Ted Lile, Sergeant Noel Evans.

Pushing the trails onto the gun position.

BQMS Jim Elliott on radio watch.

Bombardier Gary Pickering.

Battery ready.

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Photographs courtesy Mike Subritzky.