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wes 25-04-2017 12:56 PM

ANZAC Day Jeep's

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Jeeps found their way into many countries armed forces during WWII including Australia and New Zealand.
Here are some old photos of Jeeps being used over the years at home and during our countries conflicts overseas.
Unfortunately I only found one old photo of a Jeep being used by New Zealand forces but it includes the then NZ Prime Minister near the front line in Italy during WWII.

Here's an early model Jeep being used by NO. 3 Squadron, RAAF Libya North Africa 1941

Early model Jeep on an airfield near Darwin

Australian Army Jeep at MILLINGIMBI ISLAND, NT. 1943

84TH and 85th Mobile Cinema Unit, Brisbane 1943

Parade of Australian Army Jeeps in Sydney NSW. 1944

wes 25-04-2017 12:57 PM

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First Jeep unloaded at Kokoda, New Guinea.

Jeep used by Australian forces in action on the Kokoda Track (AKA Kokoda Trail).

Milne Bay, New Guinea. 1943

New Guinea 1943

By the end of WWII, Jeeps were a common sight but these Allied POW's who had just been liberated from Changi Prison in Singapore had never seen a Jeep before and took a moment to admire this model used by Australian Forces

wes 25-04-2017 12:57 PM

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New Zealand Prime Minister Peter Fraser hitches a ride in a NZ Army Jeep at Cassino, Italy 1944

No. 1 Parachute Training Unit, RAAF Station Richmond Vic 1945

3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR), enroute to Korea 1950

3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR) Korea 1951

Regimental Aid Post (RAP) Jeep Korea 1951

wes 25-04-2017 12:58 PM

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Korea 1953
L-R Pte Ned Brown from Sydney NSW, Pte Bill Brewster from Mount Magnet WA, Pte John Howard from Perth WA, Pte Fred Drake from Warrnambool Vic, Pte Max Walton from West Thebarton SA

Taking a break at KIMPO, SOUTH KOREA, 1952.
No 77 Squadron RAAF Jeep

Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV), Bac-Lieu Province, South Vietnam

Three RAAF Jeeps at Vung Tau, Vietnam. 1964

No Jeeps in WWI.
This is my Grandfather in Egypt during WWI.
Shortly after this photo was taken, he shipped to Gallipoli then on the Western Front in Belgium and France.
Luckily he was not listed among the fallen during the war and lived to a very old age - he attended the ANZAC Day marches for as long as he could.

Tyvokka 25-04-2017 01:57 PM

Great piccies. Thanks for sharing them.

I saw a couple of Jeeps at this morning's service at Campbelltown. Also a C-17 low lvl fly past at Riverstone, NSW.

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