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This page has images of the Regiment during war and peace.

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The 2/8th Australian Field Regiment during war and peace.

Middle East


"C" Troop at El Alamein 1942.

C Troop El Alamein 10 Jul 1942 25 pdr in full recoil supporting attack by 26th Brigade against Tel Eliza 10 July 1942. El Alamein. "C" Troop. Collection of K.C. Batiste VX14004. From the unit history "No 1. Gun 'C' Tp. 16 Bty. shortly after going into action A.M. 10 July 1942 No time to dig in before firing commenced and shell fire had caused casualties. Gun Crew Sgt. I. Hay MM M.I.D. Gnrs. G. Gabriel (Floppy Hat) H. Buckney (Loading) G. Clasham (Artificer) Bdr J. Prouse (Layer obscured)" p65. This well known photograph has appeared in many histories over the years.


German gun destroyed by artillery fire.

German AA Destroyed Sid-Abd-El-Rahman A German 88mm anti-aircraft gun in the anti-tank role destroyed by artillery fire. Sid-Abd-El-Rahman, El Alamein. July 1942. Collection of K.C. Batiste VX14004.


Listening to the BBC in the desert.

Listening to the BBC in the desert in August 1941 Listening to the BBC in the desert in August 1941. Dave Curlen; Alf Allen; Hutchinson; Unknown; Leo Solomon; Charlie Cations; Les Bygate; Cyril Clark. (The caption reads "More desert. Listening to the BBC From the left Dave Curlen Alf Allen __ Hutchinson _____ Leo ___ Charlie Cations Les Bygate Cyril Clark Aug. 1941". Sized approx 83mm by 60mm.) Collection of L. Evans.


25pdr gun and crew.

25pdr gun and crew Rear row: Don Fenton. Front row: Mac Humphries; Alec Innes of Smithton; Hugo Garwood; Lofty Palmer of Melbourne.


Eternal Egypt.

El Alamein Cemetery El Alamein Cemetery. Photo taken in 2007?