Lieutenant G.A. Greenwood and Sergeant B. Agnew, both members of the Royal Australian Airforce, hold a joey (young kangaroo) and a dog – the squadron mascots. Coomalie Creek, Northern Australia, 1943.
Australian diggers (soldiers) were well known for bringing animals with them in both World Wars, as mascots and companions.
Book suggestion ⤵️
📖 Anzac Animals: 20 Animal Friends from WWI and WWII (Maria Gill, 2018)
Photo courtesy of the Australian War Memorial.
note: the suggested book is for children, but it is cute and perfectly on topic 🙂