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#21 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 0221 AM

Its often forgotten the Australians made a vital contribution to the Korean war as part of the Commonwealth Division.


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#22 Chris Werb

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 1306 PM

No, M60s.

 

Section:

Command group:

- Section leader - SMG/M16

- Scout 1 - SMG/M16

- Scout 2 - FAL

 

Gun group:

- Assistant section leader - FAL + M79. FAL was often replaced by M16

- MG gunner - M60 + pistol

- Assistant MG gunner - FAL

 

Rifle group:

- Riflemen x 3 - FAL

 

Sometimes one of the riflemen also got M16

 

Where did the L2A1  fit into the ToE? As an aside, I found this interesting.


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#23 DougRichards

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 1648 PM

Its often forgotten the Australians made a vital contribution to the Korean war as part of the Commonwealth Division.

 

Half of those Australians were English troops offered the chance of immigration for serving in the Australian Army.


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#24 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 0244 AM

 

Its often forgotten the Australians made a vital contribution to the Korean war as part of the Commonwealth Division.

 

Half of those Australians were English troops offered the chance of immigration for serving in the Australian Army.

 

 

Wouldn't there also have been a large amount of English born who fought as ANZACs at Gallipolli?


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Posted 03 May 2019 - 0533 AM

 

Where did the L2A1  fit into the ToE? As an aside, I found this interesting.

 

AFAIK not used as a squad LMG/SAW.

IIRC they went from Bren to M60, than MAG in '80s, than Minimi in '90s as a section LMG. i am sure Doug and Coldsteel can expand on that.


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#26 DougRichards

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 2210 PM

 

 

Its often forgotten the Australians made a vital contribution to the Korean war as part of the Commonwealth Division.

 

Half of those Australians were English troops offered the chance of immigration for serving in the Australian Army.

 

 

Wouldn't there also have been a large amount of English born who fought as ANZACs at Gallipolli?

 

 

Yes, and I am also aware of at least one American born who signed up in Australia in 1916 and who didn't make it home.

 

Hamilton, Cleveland Starr

      Pvte 1421/2 Batt    18 Oct 16

 

Born: Los Angeles USA

Date of death: 18 October 1916

Place of death: France

Cause of death: Accidental (Injuries)

Age at death: 28

Place of association: Chatswood, Australia

Cemetery or memorial details: Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, Longuenesse, Nord Pas de Calais, France


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#27 DougRichards

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 2218 PM

 

 

Where did the L2A1  fit into the ToE? As an aside, I found this interesting.

 

AFAIK not used as a squad LMG/SAW.

IIRC they went from Bren to M60, than MAG in '80s, than Minimi in '90s as a section LMG. i am sure Doug and Coldsteel can expand on that.

 

 

That sounds about right, except I think that the M60 also replaced the Vickers.


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