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23 April 2018

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Those were the days Daniel as you say, all on side with stride and pride.
Similarly, then, many landing strips like Wanigela, were complete and neat.

Interesting reading Terry.

I saw two army patrols (at different times) walk past my school - Kandep Primary 'T' School - in the 1960s. I don't know exactly when. They were headed south towards Mendi in the Southern Highlands.

Later, I heard how they were resupplied from the air and how fast their food cooked. Maybe they were boiling noodles and not rice at Kambia where they camped.

These patrols, if I may guess, must have come from Moem Barracks in Wewak. I stood my ground and gazed at them with wonder as they filed past in two neat columns (nobody staggered behind) with their loads complete with a rifle each.

They looked tough and fit unlike today's soldiers - most of whom seem to have potbellies at young ages.

Terry, that 'medical sister' Helen Roberts, stayed on and her remains are there interred.
Mid 1970 for a few days, I was accommodated by Sr Helen, but without a camera.
Any chance you might have a photo or two showing the then Mission infrastructure, school and such?

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