Claire Jacobson

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Claire Jacobson hands out lunch to Major P.G. Hotop and his wife

Major P.G. Hotop, with his wife, during a flight from Auckland to Singapore. Charge Sister Claire Jacobson is handing out a boxed salad for lunch. Major Hotop was to travel to Vietnam where he was to command the new Whiskey Company RNZIR.

Claire Jacobson (1940-2007) was one of the New Zealand nurses from the Royal New Zealand Nursing Corps who were based at the 1st Australian Field Hospital in Vung Tau.

Read a memory contributed by Claire Jacobson's neice here.


Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: EP-Defence-NZ Army, Vietnam-16
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