The aftermath of a contact between Victor 4 Company and VC forces, circa 1969.
Corporal T.G. Gordon treats a critically wounded VC, while radio operater Private R.H. Martin (rear left) requests a 'dustoff' extraction. The wounded man had been one of three VC found hiding in a stream following the skirmish. He had suffered a serious leg wound to his femoral artery and required urgent hospital treatment. After calling in a 'dustoff' the New Zealanders carried the wounded man to a jungle clearing where he was evacuated by helicopter. Unfortunately, the wound proved fatal and the wounded VC died en route to hospital.
Images courtesy Noel Bell