While conducting parachute training, soldiers from 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry jump from the CC-177 Globemaster over Drop Zone Buxton in Edmonton, Alberta on November 25th 2012.
Approximately 125 personnel using both static line and freefall parachute jumped from the CC-177 Globemaster as part of Jumpmaster training. This was the first time a mass parachute drop had been conducted using the CC-177.
Photo by: MCpl James Ross
CF Image Number: LE2012-0113-002
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One of the biggest problems during the Kokoda campaign was supply. Douglas DC-3 transport aircraft became known as ‘biscuit bombers’ as they dropped supplies along the Kokoda Track. These supplies were then collected and carried to the forward lines by Papuan carriers. Supplies were dropped into clearings, although many supplies missed their target and fell into the surrounding jungle or were dropped from too high an altitude and were smashed when they hit the ground. Supply dropping improved as the battle along the Kokoda Track developed. Pilots and crews became better able to pinpoint the drop areas and fly at the optimum height for the dropping of packages, however the supplies then still had to be hauled for up to three days to the front line. [AWM 027019]
Papuan carriers, drawn from the surrounding villages or brought into the mountains from coastal villages, carried the huge quantities of supplies and medical equipment necessary for the campaign. Sometimes they were also assisted by troops. [AWM 013002]
Five men of 2/14th Battalion in August 1942 during the Kokoda Track campaign. From left to right: Lieut. G.G. Moore, Lieut. Harold ‘Butch’ Bisset, Capt. Claude Charles Purvis Nye, Lieut. L.F. Mason and Lieut. Maurice Austin Treacy.
Lieutenant Moore was killed in action during the intense fighting at Isurava on August 28, 1942.
Lieutenant Thomas Harold ‘Butch’ Bisset was wounded in action at Isurava on August 29, 1942. He died in his brother’s arms at 0400 the next morning, aged 32.
Captain Claude Charles Purvis Nye was killed in action while leading a counterattack at Brigade Hill near Efogi on September 8, 1942, aged 25.
Captain Maurice Austin ‘Mokka’ Treacy was awarded the Military Cross for his actions at Isurava on 29 August. However, Treacy would later be killed as well on November 29, 1942, aged 27. Lieutenant Bisset’s brother, Stan, witnessed Mokka’s death at Gona, when Captain Treacy was gunned down while leading an attack on Japanese pillboxes.
Lieutenant Mason was the only person in this photograph to survive the fighting. Mason was wounded in action on September 29th, 1942.
HMAS Bendigo, a Royal Australian Navy corvette, transfers men wounded on the Kokoda Track to the hospital ship Manunda in Port Moresby harbour, for the voyage back to Australia.
Soldiers from 33 Canadian Brigade Group disembark a Griffon helicopter from 427 Squadron during Exercise NORTHERN ALLIANCE in Burwash, Ontario, November 23-25, 2012.
Approximately 150 soldiers from across the Algonquin Regiment (Alg R), 2nd Battalion, Irish Regiment of Canada (2IR RC), and the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (RHLI) conducted joint operations while members of 3rd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment (3RCR) acted as opposing forces. The units involved in this exercise were spread across 31 and 33 Canadian Brigade Group as well as 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group.
Photo by Pte Ariane Montambeault, Canadian Forces Joint Imagery Centre
CF Image Number: RE2012-0090-027
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Soldats du 33e Groupe-brigade du Canada débarque d’un hélicoptère Griffon du 427e Escadron pendant l’exercice Northern Alliance à Burwash, en Ontario, du 23 au 25 novembre 2012.
Quelque 150 soldats provenant du Algonquin Regiment (ALQ R), du 2e Bataillon, The Irish Regiment of Canada (2IR RC) et du Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (RLHI) ont mené des opérations conjointes, pendant quedes membres du 3e Bataillon, The Royal Canadian Regiment (3 RCR) jouaient le rôle des forces d’opposition. Les unités qui ont pris part à cet exercice provenaient du 31e Groupe brigade du Canada, du 33e Groupe brigade du Canada et du 2e Groupe brigade mécanisé du Canada.
Photo : le soldat Ariane Montambeault, Le centre d’imageries interarmées des Forces canadiennes
Numéro d’image des FC : RE2012-0090-027
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HMCS Regina deployed on Operation ARTEMIS in the Arabian Sea on November 2, 2012.
The proper posture for exit from a Ju 52 is demonstrated in a propaganda photo. Modeling for the camera is Max Schmeling, the former heavyweight champion, and a Fallschirmjäger volunteer.