A Warrior Born: Corporal Eddie Wright at war in Korea, Malaya and Borneo
Four campaign medals* and an unofficial medallion** hint at the war service of a brave young man who fought in the ‘little’ conflicts in Asia, sideshows of the simmering tensions between the communist bloc and the west that followed the Second World War.

On this day

On this day
30 January

1942 — Japanese troops attacked AMBON, Netherlands East Indies, (Indonesia). Australian troops of “Gull Force” and about 2,600 NEI soldiers tried to defend the island but were defeated

1951 — Women’s Royal Australian Air Force formed

1968 — The TET OFFENSIVE began in Vietnam. A series of co-ordinated attacks by communist forces were defeated but the Offensive proved to be a propaganda  victory for the communists, accelerating the American public’s growing opposition to the war. Australian troops of 2nd, 3rd, and 7th Battalions, Royal Australian Regiment were involved in the Offensive