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Barracks for the Troops. Page 2

Click to enlarge Townsville, Qld. 1945-03-30. Members at the Regimental Aid Post, 66 AWAS barrack. Identified personnel are: -Sgt E M Marlay, Regimental Aid Post orderly, (1); Cpl G. Peterson, (2); Lieutenant J. Elliot, Officer Commanding 66 AWAS barrack, (3). Click to enlarge Townville, Qld. 1945-03-30. Corporal P. Clegg, (1), walking through the 66 AWAS barrack area.
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Darwin, NT. 1945-04-06. Sydney William huts at 69 AWAS barrack. Each hut accommodates 16 girls in the sweltering heat.


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Adelaide River, Northern Territory, Australia. 1944-09-04. Inside "Shangri la", one of the barrack huts of the 69th Australian women's army service barracks.  

Click to enlarge Brighton, Tas. 1943-04-23. A section of Brighton camp is being converted by members of No. 19 Maintenance Platoon, Royal Australian Engineers, into barracks for a training unit of the AWAS. 
Duntroon, ACT. c1916-12. Interior of a barracks room for soldiers attending officers' training school, royal military college (RMC), Duntroon. Iron bedsteads stand in rows along the sides of the room while mounted above the beds are shelves on which the trainees' bags, hats, books, bottles and other items of personal equipment are neatly stored. Towels hang over the ends of the beds. Down the center of the room stands a single line of fold-down desks hinged on either side of a central length of timber into which ashtrays or inkwells have been sunk. The room is currently occupied by the officer trainees or cadets of no. 3 platoon. (donor m. Amess)  Click to enlarge
Click to enlarge Singapore, Straits Settlements. 1940-08. A three storey concrete barrack block for airmen and junior non commissioned officers at the Royal Australian Air Force station, Sembawang which was taken over from the Royal Air Force. The personnel using these barracks are from the following units:- No.8 Squadron, royal Australian air force; No.1 Squadron, Royal Australian Air force; No.23 Squadron. "the City of Melbourne Squadron" (Citizen's Air Force) Royal Australian Air Force; station headquarters, Royal Australian Air Force; No.453 Squadron, Royal Air Force, (termed an infiltration Squadron, in that the ground staff were Australians while the officers were from the Royal Air Force.)   The lower photo shows the interior of the airmen's rooms.
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Hiro, Japan. 1946-09-30. Temporary barracks of 1st armored car squadron, which are built from pine and roofed with fibro cement sheets, with 66th battalion camp area in the background. These barracks were originally used to house Japanese aircraft workers employed at the Mitsubishi factories. Left to right: administration block which includes signals; Australian Army Educational Corps, etc; other ranks barracks; sergeants barracks; officers' barracks. Click to enlarge
Click to enlarge Vung Tau, South Vietnam, c. 1969. A timber hut provides simple accommodation probably for medical officers (MOs) serving at the 1st Australian Field Hospital. The beds are spartan pieces of furniture consisting of thin mattresses lying over austere metal frames. A pair of boots, a pair of thongs and a pair of dress shoes stand in a neat row beneath the bed (center, left), beside which stand a fold-up chair and a set of cane shelves. Resting on the shelves are a box of tissues, a red plastic bottle, an apple, a biscuit tin and some folders and papers. At rear, electric wires run along the unlined interior walls of the hut, with a black cord leading from a power point (center) to a reading light rigged up over the head of the bed (right).

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