Jack Lang - Enlistment in BCOF

Running time
1 min 6 sec
Date made
Department of Veterans' Affairs


I worked in the mines and at that time in the 50s, you know, early 50s, or before that, just before it they, it looked like closing down for a while so, and we were in the pub.

A bloke said, 'There's an army van out there looking for volunteers.' So, I said 'Yeah, that's fair enough. We'll give it a go.'

So, there's four of us went and signed up and we went and done our training over in Greta in New South Wales there and when we got drafted out, we were sent up to the 67th Battalion in Japan, the occupation forces. We stopped there for a few years and then we were ready to come home, and the Korean War started.

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