Here is Bluey Clark a warrior of some note from Operation Commando in
1951, and six platoon's part of The Hinge battle.
Bluey was a bit of a
virtuoso with that bren gun, and did serious damage to the Chinese troops
counter attacking there.
We had just been relieved from The Hinge and were
in a slightly less worrying position here. Little did we know that soon we
would be on the delightful 'Ham sandwich' position, compliments of our
friends of 3 id.
You can begin to see why we referred to ourselves as
'Baggy arses' from the gear worn by Bluey. We weren't in No 1 dress much
of the time, or 2, 3 or 4 for that matter.