Royal Australian Airforce members with animals, 1943

australian soldiers animals ww2

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 🙂

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