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Men from Charlie troop, Royal NZ Signals Regt, laying telephone cable in Korea, 3 Sep 1952

Reference Number: K-1338

Original caption in album PA1-q-315 reads: "Charlie troop, Royal N.Z. Signal Regt, attached to 1st Commonwealth Signals, laying cable through a dispenser to form a snake of 5 wires. Pulling the 'snake' to the next post is: Sig. A L Philip of Cambridge, N.Z. while Sig, D N [Ngatai ?] of Tauranga, N.Z. guides it through the dispenser. The man in charge of the cable drums is: L/Cpl R. Rigg, of Twickingham, Eng. In one year Div Sigs have laid 10,000 miles of cable. 600 hundred [sic] miles of cable are in use and maintained by Div.Sigs. at present." Photograph taken 3 September 1952, by an unidentified New Zealand Army photographer.

Key terms:
1 image, related to A L Philip, D N Ngatai, R Rigg, Telephone systems, Korean War, 1950-1953 - Communications, Telephone - Korea, Military telephone and Signals and signalling - Korea.

Part of:
K Force negatives, Reference Number PAColl-4161-12 (58 digitised items)
New Zealand. Department of Internal Affairs. War History Branch :Photographs relating to World War 1914-1918, World War 1939-1945, occupation of Japan, Korean War, and Malayan Emergency, Reference Number PAColl-4161 (2071 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Film negative. Single negative

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