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4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room Macleod, Victoria

NOTICE: VISITORS SHOULD REPORT TO THE GREENSBOROUGH HWY ENTRANCE TO ARRANGE ESCORT ON BASE. PHOTO ID WILL BE REQUIRED.

The Unit History Room (UHR) has been a part of the 4th/19th Prince of Wales’s Light Horse Regiment for many years. In 1969, discussions commenced within the unit to canvass the notion of a Regimental Museum. Eventually, in 1987, a Board of Trustees was formed which established the Museum with ownership of objects vested in the Trustees.

Why we are here
The UHR’s mission is to conserve, interpret and exhibit equipment, relics, icons, artefacts, memorabilia, and historical information related to:
• the 4th/19th Prince of Wales’s Light Horse Regiment;
• its antecedent, associated and successor units and elements;
including the history of these in the context of the Australian Light Horse and, the Royal Australian Armoured Corps in order to:
• understand and commemorate the Regiment’s history;
• support the morale, education and training of the Regiment; and
• promote community awareness of the Regiment’s history and achievements.

What we collect
The collection focusses on:
• matters pertaining to individual and unit histories of 4/19 PWLH and its antecedent and associated units and organisations,
• the context of these in the Australian Light Horse and the Royal Australian Armoured Corps
• related equipment and artefacts
The scope of historical interest includes military, political, social and cultural aspects

How we are organised
The UHR is an element of the Regiment reporting to the Commanding Officer and Trustees.

Getting to know us

• The UHR is open on Monday and Thursday mornings (except public holidays). We can open at other times by appointment. Group visits from organizations are welcome.

Object donations
We often receive offers of donations of objects of interest. There is increasing community awareness that, when cleaning up, objects of possible historical significance should be sent to a museum rather than the tip.

Museum practice is for object donations to involve a transfer of ownership to the museum. Potential donors sometimes ask that it be treated as a long term loan, “in case I want it back one day”. If you are not happy to let it go, then it is better to keep it. In the case of medals, we would like to be sure that the family agrees to the donation.

Not all donations are of particular relevance to the UHR. With a clear title to the item, we can transfer it to a more appropriate collection. Or, we may decline a donation.

Situations vacant
The UHR is looking for volunteers who can commit for the long haul.

The Unit History Room DOES NOT provide valuations of objects

We are located at Simpson Barracks, Watsonia.

Enquiries: Unit orderly room, phone 8481 7905

Contact Information

location
Simpson Barracks Macleod Victoria (map)
phone
+61 (03) 9442 5205
Contact

Opening Hours

Monday and Thursday mornings or by appointment. Closed public holidays VISITORS SHOULD REPORT TO THE GREENSBOROUGH HIGHWAY ENTRANCE TO ARRANGE ESCORT ON BASE. PHOTO ID WILL BE REQUIRED.

Entry Fee

Suggested donation $5

Location

Simpson Barracks Macleod Victoria

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The collection focuses on history of the 4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment.
The scope includes the modern day Regiment established in 1948 and its antecedent units dating back to 1861.

David Brown 12 May 2016 4:01 PM

can you help me please Im doing up a ferret scout car at are Army Museum could you if possible email me a photo or diagram of how the Battries are set up in side the Ferret please, I live in Aussie W.A. You have a great pages on the Victorian Collections its a WOW thank you. David.

Roy Arnott 8 June 2016 8:11 PM

David FSC manuals here. Including Electrical www.ferret-fv701.co.uk/manuals.htm Regards Roy Arnott

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Badge, cloth, 2 BRAAC

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Cloth badge of 2nd Armoured Brigade, Royal Australian Armoured Corps. Featuring, in black, an armoured right arm holding a battle axe on yellow background. For right sleeve

Historical information

Worn on battle dress uniform. Design also displayed on army vehicles as formation sign. 2nd Armoured Brigade no longer exists. The Australian Army no longer has any armoured brigades

Honour Board

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Honour Board, wooden construction, with gold lettering listing members of the 4th (late 20th) Corangamite Light Horse. Members who subsequently died on World War 1 service also listed.

Document file - 4th LH Association

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

A light card folder containing photocopies of newspaper articles about the 80th anniversary of the Beersheba charge, four songs about the 4th's war and its Commanding Officers.

Newspaper cuttings - 1.Riding Tall into History, 2. New Life for old Chargers, 3. True Colours

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Three newspaper articles from the Herald Sun newspaper. 1. Unveiling the State's first monument to the Light Horse. 2. A new battle to save the Australian Waler 3. The use of colour photography in WW1

Book - Signal Training (All Arms) Pam No 7 Radiotelephone Procedure 1969

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Soft covered book detailing the radiotelephone procedure to be used throughout the Australian Military Forces

Significance

Used by the Regiment

Inscriptions & Markings

DSN 7610-66-029-1400

Booklet - Military Map Reading for the New Army

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Soft covered booklet covering various details of military maps and how to read them.

Inscriptions & Markings

Price Two shillings and six pence

Book - A Rich Heritage, A Story of Courage and Victory. Elsie and Sloan Bolton, DCM

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Soft covered book

Historical information

Trooper Sloan Bolton DCM enlisted in the 4th Australian Light Horse Regiment and served at Gallipoli and in Palestine. He was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for his actions in capturing a German field gun at Beersheba on 31st October 1917. In the same action he was instrumental in preventing German engineers from destroying the wells. This biography describes his war service and his family life and considerable achievements after the war

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscribed by author: "Margaret Grant daughter of Sloan - proud of that name - Margaret"

Book - Technical Manual User Handbook Radio Set PRC-F1 & F3 & GRC-F2

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Hard covered book detailing general description, operating instructions and operator servicing of Radio sets PRC-F1 (2-12 MHz), PRC-F3 and GRC-F2

Significance

Handbook for equipment previously used by the Regiment

Inscriptions & Markings

7610-66-086-8347

Booklet - Soldiering in the Tropics (SW Pacific Area)

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Soft covered booklet used as a guide for soldiers posted to the tropics in World War 2. Covering jungle fighting, fitness, and jungle craft with an appendix of some Japanese words and phrases

Candelabra, 5 stem

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Five stem candelabra, square base with floral ornamentation around rim, square design candle holders,

Inscriptions & Markings

Presented to 4/19 P.W.L.H Officers Mess from Capt R J Spowart 30 Nov 84

Portrait - Lt-Col M H Annett

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Framed oil painting of Lt-Col M H Annett

Historical information

Commanding Officer of 4/19 Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment 2000 - 2001

Significance

One of a series of paintings of Commanding Officers of the Regiment

Candelabra

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Candelabra, EPNS, 5 stem., curved branches, ornate floral decoration around base, stem segments and candle holder sections

Inscriptions & Markings

Banks-Ellis Made in England

Booklet - Driving Instructions Light Tank M5, M5A1 Motor Carriage M8 1942

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Soft covered blue booklet describing switches, instruments, driving controls and driving instructions and maintenance hints for the tanks

User Handbook (3 copies) - User Handbook for APC Wheeled Saracen MK 1 & 2 Armoured Command Post RA 1959

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

A hard covered loose leaf, lace bound, user handbook for the Saracen APC, incorporating amendments 1 to 6

Historical information

Saracen ACV used by Regiment in 1960's

Inscriptions & Markings

WO Code No 12363

Booklet (5 copies) - Manual of Land Warfare Part 2 Armour Training Vol 3 Pam 2 Fire Support Vehicle (Scorpion)

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Soft covered booklet providing information for the crew commander and instructor to train the crew in AFV gunnery

Inscriptions & Markings

DSN 7610-66-118-7030

Silver cup/trophy

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Silver cup, mounted on black plastic 100 mm high base, two vertically mounted handles

Booklet - Field Engineering and Mine Warfare

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Soft covered booklet, Pam 6, dealing with detection and clearance of mines.

Inscriptions & Markings

WO Code No 8718

Poem & Photograph - Troopship "Essex"

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

A poem written about the voyage home of the 4th Light Horse on the troopship "Essex". It tells of the heat, the animals on board and the harsh conditions endured. Together with a black & white photo - Loading the Troopship "Essex"

Historical information

Return to Australia of 4th Light Horse Regiment

Portrait - Lt-Col G L Smith RFD

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Framed oil painting of Lt-Col G L Smith RFD

Historical information

Lt Col Smith was Commanding Officer of 4/19 Prince of Wales's Light Horse from 1993-1996

Significance

One of a collection of portraits of former Commanding Officers of the Regiment

Trophy

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Metal plate affixed to bakelite mount. Plate consists of 4.6 cm circle in which is 3 basket ball players. Columns at each side of circle. Laurel wreath under circle. Insciption plate under circle motif.

Historical information

Presented to Sgt Max D'Atri, a former member of the Regiment

Inscriptions & Markings

REGIMENTAL BASKETBALL TEAM Best and Fairest Summer 1961 SGT M D'ATRI On back of stand - 4/19 PWLH Sgts Mess 1997

Aide-memoire - Crew Commander's Fire Orders Aide-memoire Centurion

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

A six page gunnery aide-mémoire printed on light card

Inscriptions & Markings

7610-66-036-0230

Calendar 1994 - War and Remembrance

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Commemorative calendar depicting Australian war service

Booklet - Manual of the Royal Australian Army Provost Corps 1952

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

A soft covered booklet as a basic guide for Provost personnel in the performance of their duties

Information Sheet - Turret, Machine Gun T-50

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

A photocopy of the user handbook for the T-50 turret giving the general description and data, operating and maintenance instructions

Medal

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Silver-plated brass Circular medalet with a plain edge and integral suspension loop. The obverse features a symbolic female figure of Peace, holding a sword and standing on a plinth marked 'PEACE 1919'. Behind her flies a dove, and at her left and right feet are two figures freed from their shackles. The reverse features a central panel surrounded by laurel leaves, surmounted by the King's Crown with the word 'VICTORY' over the rays of the rising sun. A sailor and a digger stand at ease on either side of the panel on which is cast 'THE / TRIUMPH / OF / LIBERTY / AND / JUSTICE'. Below the leaves is a very small panel with the words 'THE PEACE OF 1919' and the manufacturer's name.

Historical information

Title Peace of 1919 medalet issued to Australian schoolchildren Object type Medalet Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne Date made 1919 Summary Designed by C Douglas Richardson, 'The Peace of 1919' medalet was issued by the Defence Department to school children throughout Australia to commemorate the signing of the Versailles Peace Treaty in 1919. The medals were originally suspended from a narrow piece of red, white and blue striped cotton ribbon. This medalet is associated with one of the children of Lance Corporal Giles Daniel, 1st AIF. Born in Ballarat, western Victoria on 16 December 1870, Giles Felix Daniel moved to Oakleigh, Victoria aged 15. A member of the Victorian permanent forces, he served as a corporal (regimental number 8) with the First Victorian Mounted Infantry Company, part of the first Victorian Contingent to the war in South Africa in 1899. This unit was one of the first Australian formations to see action during the Boer War. It was largely drawn from serving members of the Victorian forces. Demoted to private following a Court Martial on 19 November 1900, Daniel returned to Australia in December of the same year. During the First World War, he was again one of the first to enlist, joining the AIF on 19 August 1914, and becoming Lance Corporal number 32 with the First Divisional Signals Company. He served with this unit during the Gallipoli campaign and until his return to Australia on 11 April 1916.

Plaque: Australian Task Force Vietnam

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Plaque: 3 metal pieces fixed to wooden mounting. 1. Shield shape - globe at centre overlaid with sword pointing upwards, red and yellow scroll representing Republic of Vietnam, badges of participating elements around margin. 2 Rising sun badge 3 Scroll "Australian Force Vietnam"

Book - Signal Training Vol III Telephone Set L (Aust) No 2

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Soft covered book detailing general and technical description, working instructions and maintenance of the telephone set 'L'

Significance

Handbook for equipment previously used by the Regiment

Mast Aerial Gear No 2 Mk II - Kit Aerial Vertical 34 Feet Steel (Aust)

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

A canvas carrying bag containing the mast sections, aerial base etc, complete with case containing No 1 antenna rods 'F'

Inscriptions & Markings

Kits Aerial Z1/ZAA 0050, Bag Aerial Gear MkII ZA0437, Case Carrying ZA 1101

Plaque

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Plaque, rectangular, brass coloured sheet metal.

Historical information

The 4/19 PWLH Band supported the Corowa Festival for many years

Inscriptions & Markings

Presented by Corowa's National Federation Festival 1988 Bi-Centenary to Colonel John Boyce CO 4th/19th PWLH In Recognition of Many Years of the Bands Magnificent Contribution to the Community

Coverall AFV Crewman

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Known as a "tank suit". One piece black cotton overall. Slide fastener down front. Two pockets on chest, one fitted with gathered material to make holders for map marking and other pens. Two pockets on thighs. Small pocket below waist line to hold field dressing. Two internal side pockets. Fitted internally with braces for extracting casualty from vehicle. Internal draw cord at waist. Fitted with epaulettes.

Significance

Uniform item previously on issue to the Regiment

Inscriptions & Markings

CGCF Size 2 1962 User label marked C Rule

Book - Green Fields Beyond - A Biographical Honour Roll of the Australian Light Horse, 1939-1947 & Australian Armoured Corps, 1941 - 1947 & Royal Australian Armoured Corps, Post 1947

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Hard Cover book, 387 pages

Silver Cup

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Silver Cup. Cup and base in one piece. Flared top then straight sides to bulbous section above base.Two horizontally set handles (80 mm) affixed to bulbous section

Historical information

Sergeants' Mess Silver

Inscriptions & Markings

4/19 P.W.L.H. SGT'S MESS Presented by WO2 M D'Atri BEM 1984

Photograph - 4 LH Officers at Tripoli

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

A black & white photo showing six mounted Light Horse officers.

Inscriptions & Markings

On back: Officers of the 4th ALH Tripoli, Syria December 1918

Painting - Light Horseman

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Painting of a WW1 Mounted Light horseman. Oil on canvas, framed. no glass.

Inscriptions & Markings

In white paint at lower left proper: "Light Horseman J Morrison 1976"

Boots, Ankle, Black

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Army issue leather boots, black, ankle length. Half-sole repair, steel toe plate and horseshoe protector in heel, leather laces.

Newspaper cuttings - The KIA ORA COOEE

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Twelve photocopied pages from the Kia Ora Coo-ee newspapers of August, November and December 1918 covering operations in Palestine. There is some verse written by soldiers, stories and photographs. Articles feature the Holy Sepulchre, the Dome of the Rock, The Fall of Damascus and the Samaria Smash

Stable Belt

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Stable belt of 4/19 Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment in the four colours of the 4 Light Horse Regiment - light blue, red, white, dark blue. Cotton webbing with leather fittings.

Historical information

The Australian Army adopted the stable belt in the late 1970s; however, they were removed from service in 1995 and are no longer worn.

Significance

"Stable belts" in unit colours were previously worn with polyesters general duty uniform

DVD - Willessee - Dave Chambers 24 April 1984

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

TV story of five surviving 4 Light Horse Regiment members: Bill Scott, Bert George, Fenton Denney, Dave Chambers & Jack Taggart. Recorded in Melbourne 24 April 1984

Newspaper articles

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Four newspaper articles about the First World War. 1. Australian Financial Review 2-3 Nov 2013 "Abbots new Western Front to usurp the Gallipoli legend" by Phillip Coorey 2. "Army" 13 Nov 2008 "Last to fall in Great War" by Peter Burness 3. The Australian 26-27 Sep 1998 "Digging In" by Ross McMullin about the mutinies in the 59th Battalion in 1918 4, The Age 10 Nov 1998 "Lest We Forget" by Geoffrey Blainey- A special feature to mark the 80th anniversary of the end gof World War 1

Booklet (4 copies) - Royal Australian Armoured Corps Training Vol 3 Armament Pam 2: 106 mm Recoilless Rifle M40A1

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

A soft covered training publication to provide instructors with the necessary information train RAAC soldiers as crewmen for the 106mm RCL

Inscriptions & Markings

DSN 7610-66-019-1715

Document - Royal Australian Armoured Corps Bulletin No 29

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

A 19 page document on notes for RAAC instructors and users on Radio Telephone Procedure

Publication - The National War Memorial of Victoria. An Interpretative Appreciation of The Shrine of Remembrance.

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

44 page soft covered book

Document (2 copies) - Royal Australian Armoured Corps Bulletin No 37

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

A 17 page document covering general interest, reorganisation of ARA units, training courses, the introduction of the gunnery stabilizer layer trainer and the charter of the Armoured School

Photograph

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Black & white photo of a soldier on a stretcher having his leg bandaged. A dozen or so are standing around watching. There are band instruments in the left foreground. This appears to be members of 4/19 PWLH Band receiving first aid training at an annual camp of the Regiment.

Historical information

Previously, band members had a war function as stretcher bearers.

Inscriptions & Markings

Copyright photo - stamp of "The Argus" on back

Ferret Scout Car Mk2

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Ferret Scout Car Mk 2

Historical information

The Ferret was developed in 1949 as a result of the British Army's need to obtain a replacement model for its Second World War light armoured vehicles. Due to the success of their Reconnaissance Scout Car, the "Dingo", Daimler was employed to design and manufacture the Ferret. The Ferret shared many similar design features with the Dingo and Canadian Ford Lynx, but featured a larger fighting compartment and an optional small machine gun turret. It was built from an all-welded monocoque steel body, making the vehicle lower but also making the drive extremely noisy inside as all the running gear was within the enclosed body with the crew. Four wheel drive was incorporated together with "Run flat" tyres (which kept their shape even if punctured in battle thus enabling a vehicle to drive to safety.) The turret, though not fitted to all models, carried a single machine gun. Six grenade launchers fitted to the hull (three on each side) could carry smoke grenades. It is fast and small enough to be used in an urban environment but strong enough to negotiate rugged terrain off road. The Ferret is no longer in service in the British Army. They have been popular with private collectors due to the compact size and affordable price e.g. around $20,000 to $30,000 in the USA, $40,000 to $60,000 In Australia and New Zealand. Source: Wikipedia

Inscriptions & Markings

Reg Number 115275

Audo Cassette - Army Tracks

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Philips cassette tape. Side 1: 1. 4/19 PWLH Band (WO2 V Smith) - Australian Light Horse, Lynwood 2. HQ RAA Band (WO2 G Brown) - Soldiers of the Queen, British Grenadiers 3. 1 Bn RVR (WO2 R Rooth) -The Northumbrian, Our Director Side 2: 5 Bn RVR - Pipe Major D Bail - Medley 1 : Gin I were a Baron's heir, The lady in the bottle, Glasgow Police piper, The Rohan tree, Scotland the brave, Medley 2 - Drummers introduction, Braes of Mar, Braes of Tully Met, Dalnahassaig, Piper of Drummond, High Road to Linton, Jock Wilson's Ball, The mermaid song, Donald, Willy and his dog, Ode to Joy, The Black Bear

Inscriptions & Markings

TDK SA90

Booklet (3 copies) - The Elements of First Aid. Reprinted, Modified for Australia 1959

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Soft covered booklet prepared by the Army Medical Services for the use of all ranks

Inscriptions & Markings

WO Code No 9640 AM Pamphlet No 342. 7610-010-5644

Medal - Order of the British Empire (Civil)

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Miniature medal with ribbon

Historical information

Most Excellent Order of the British Empire Awarded by Sovereign of the United Kingdom Type Order of Chivalry Motto For God and the Empire Eligibility British nationals or anyone who makes an impact for the UK Awarded for A national order of chivalry Status Currently constituted Sovereign Queen Elizabeth II Grand Master Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh Principal Commander Sovereign Grades (w/ post-nominals) Knight/Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight/Dame Commander (KBE/DBE) Commander (CBE) Officer (OBE) Member (MBE) Established 1917 Precedence Next (higher) Royal Victorian Order Next (lower) Varies, depending on rank

Inscriptions & Markings

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Exploders, Dynamo, Mk VII

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Exploders, Dynamo. Metal case, folding handle, 110 volt output

Inscriptions & Markings

Maker's plate: Exploders Dynamo Mk VII Thorne & Dean Pty Ltd ELEC ENGRS. MELB. AUST Made in Australia 1943 DD (with broad arrow) SERIAL NO 7879 440

Document - Technical Manual User Handbook for Manpack Station PRC-F500(C)

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Loose print of Technical Manual detailing general information, operating instructions and operator servicing of VHF Radio PRC-F500 (C).