AFTER leaving Torokina, our main targets were the Hongoroi River and the Mivo River.
These were the hot spots.
So off we went on patrol with about 15 chaps out of our platoon and six artillery chaps to find some Japanese camps.
We were out for three days, got what we wanted and were heading home.
Steve was a forward scout and I was following him with my Bren gun.
The rest were behind us.
The next moment a Jap came through into a clearing in front of me, red tags on his uniform and also on his cap … that’s as far as he got.