70 years ago this month
The Battalion are back at Maadi camp resting and cleaning up after the arduous North African campaign. Read the war diary for June 1943 here
Officers of the Battalion
Officers of the Battalion attend the unit's anniversary dinner marking being overseas for two years at St George Hotel, Beirut, 5 June 1942.
From the front: Tiwi Love, Kahi Harawira, Henry Toka, Capt. Shaw-Thompson, Reg Mariu, Harry Lambert, Charlie Bennett (YMCA), George Marsden, William Vercoe.
Right: Fred Baker, Reta Keiha, Jumbo Joseph (NZ-born Syrian), Ben Ropata, Rangi Logan, Ben Porter, Johnson, Dr MacDonald, Duncan McRae, Jack Reedy, Jim Matehaere.
(Caption information from Soutar, Nga Tama Toa, 2008, p.204)
Sydney (Bully) Jackson collection.