Photograph - 18 Pounder Being Transported, Point Walter, 1943c. 1943
Black and white photograph showing a truck on a raft floating across the water. Trees and land can be seen in the background. The truck is accompanied by a group of soldiers in front, on top of and behind the vehicle. Some of the soldiers are sitting, while others are standing.
In early 1943 the Australian Army’s emphasis in training switched to the offensive and Combined Operations Training Centres (COTC) were set up at Point Walter and Point Moore (near Geraldton). Units of 2nd Infantry Brigade progressed through the Point Walter COTC started with 5th Infantry Battalion on the 3rd of January followed by the 6th Infantry Battalion on the 26th of January and 2/11 Infantry Battalion on the 12th of February.
Training included boarding small boats using scramble nets hung from a wooden gantry and landing from pontoons that were towed up river by naval launches.