Military Relic Hunting WW2 Australian Army Camp (2nd Sortie): Military Relics & Coins.

We return to the 1944 camp area of the Australian Army’s 9th Division, 20th Brigade. This particular area was the encampment of the 2nd/13th (the “Devils Own”) Infantry Battalion following its return from North Africa in 1943. As part of the 9th Australian Division in the Middle East it had been involved in the famous defence of Tobruk (the “Rats of Tobruk”) and the Battle of El Alamein against Rommel’s Afrika Korps. Following jungle training in Australia, the unit re-deployed to New Guinea and Borneo and its Pacific Battle Honours include Milne Bay, Lae, Finschhaven & Brunei (Lutong). (Information Source: The Australian War Memorial). Check out our blog/website at www.NQExplorers.com

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150 thoughts on “Military Relic Hunting WW2 Australian Army Camp (2nd Sortie): Military Relics & Coins.

  1. nice!! is there any specific types of places to hunt for coins and artillery?
    would love to get into a hobby like this!! 😀

  2. Thanks for watching White1Hunter, appreciate your comments on the PIAT fuse holder, we plan on going back to that site in the next month or so. GL and HH mate!

  3. Great video mate, Your find at 7:40 is a PIAT fuse holder. The other part could be close by. 3 years ago i found one half and only last year i found the missing half it was great to put them back together after all these years

  4. [..YouTube..] Great video mate, Your find at 7:40 is a PIAT fuse holder. The other part could be close by. 3 years ago i found one half and only last year i found the missing half it was great to put them back together after all these years

  5. Thanks for watching our video, your Grandfather would definitely been in this location as the 2/13th trained here for quite a while before embarking to New Guinea. Check the AWM website too as they have a great deal of information, service records etc, you will definitely be able to get date of enlistment and discharge etc. Appreciate your comments – best of luck with your research! Warren.

  6. [..YouTube..] Thanks for watching our video, your Grandfather would definitely been in this location as the 2/13th trained here for quite a while before embarking to New Guinea. Check the AWM website too as they have a great deal of information, service records etc, you will definitely be able to get date of enlistment and discharge etc. Appreciate your comments – best of luck with your research! Warren.

  7. [..YouTube..] @SanctumStudios
    Thanks for watching our video, your Grandfather would definitely been in this location as the 2/13th trained here for quite a while before embarking to New Guinea. Check the AWM website too as they have a great deal of information, service records etc, you will definitely be able to get date of enlistment and discharge etc. Appreciate your comments – best of luck with your research! Warren.

  8. G’day, my Grandfather served with the 2/13th in New Guinea. He joined them after they returned from the Middle East. I’ve just started looking for info online in an effort to retrace his steps and this was the first thing I found. I guess this might be where he started his jungle training.. anyway cheers mate.

  9. [..YouTube..] G’day, my Grandfather served with the 2/13th in New Guinea. He joined them after they returned from the Middle East. I’ve just started looking for info online in an effort to retrace his steps and this was the first thing I found. I guess this might be where he started his jungle training.. anyway cheers mate.

  10. Hey thanks for watching dasblaulicht, LOL the ham and cheese roll came out of the esky in the back of the Land Rover, no shops out there! GL and HH mate.

  11. Thanks for watching mate, we will be putting up a new Army camp video in the next couple of days, keep a look out for it. G’day from Far North Queensland.

  12. [..YouTube..] @downtown839
    Thanks for watching mate, we will be putting up a new Army camp video in the next couple of days, keep a look out for it. G’day from Far North Queensland.

  13. [..YouTube..] @downtown839
    Thanks for watching mate, we will be putting up a new Army camp video in the next couple of days, keep a look out for it. G’day from Far North Queensland.

  14. salut l’ami encore une belle sortie detection avec un beau montage vidéo bonne continuation dans la detection au plaisir

  15. Love the video’s mate, watched a fair few of European digs and it’s great to stumble upon an Aussie one! Keep up the great work

  16. Thanks for watching Spanners, look forward to seeing the Disco in action on your next vid. LOL. Keep up the good work and best of luck on your next outing mate. HH.

  17. [..YouTube..] Thanks for watching Spanners, look forward to seeing the Disco in action on your next vid. LOL. Keep up the good work and best of luck on your next outing mate. HH.

  18. [..YouTube..] @spannersMD
    Thanks for watching Spanners, look forward to seeing the Disco in action on your next vid. LOL. Keep up the good work and best of luck on your next outing mate. HH.

  19. [..YouTube..] @spannersMD
    Thanks for watching Spanners, look forward to seeing the Disco in action on your next vid. LOL. Keep up the good work and best of luck on your next outing mate. HH.

  20. Top notch mate brilliant. Disco is all good and ready for the next hunt as sure is the fender as well I take it? Great trucks mate. Can’t wait for the next one. HH

  21. [..YouTube..] Top notch mate brilliant. Disco is all good and ready for the next hunt as sure is the fender as well I take it? Great trucks mate. Can’t wait for the next one. HH

  22. [..YouTube..] Top notch mate brilliant. Disco is all good and ready for the next hunt as sure is the fender as well I take it? Great trucks mate. Can’t wait for the next one. HH

  23. Thanks for watching Crampo, lucky we got good weather up there last weekend, no so good this weekend. Up at that altitude it can ‘sop in’ pretty quick. Cheers mate and keep it up on the yellow stuff. Happy prospecting.

  24. [..YouTube..] Thanks for watching Crampo, lucky we got good weather up there last weekend, no so good this weekend. Up at that altitude it can ‘sop in’ pretty quick. Cheers mate and keep it up on the yellow stuff. Happy prospecting.

  25. [..YouTube..] @crampoable
    Thanks for watching Crampo, lucky we got good weather up there last weekend, no so good this weekend. Up at that altitude it can ‘sop in’ pretty quick. Cheers mate and keep it up on the yellow stuff. Happy prospecting.

  26. [..YouTube..] @crampoable
    Thanks for watching Crampo, lucky we got good weather up there last weekend, no so good this weekend. Up at that altitude it can ‘sop in’ pretty quick. Cheers mate and keep it up on the yellow stuff. Happy prospecting.

  27. well what can i say, another great history lesson & more great finds, love the videos & always waiting for the next one.
    cheers crampo
    enjoy your adventures & good prospecting

  28. [..YouTube..] well what can i say, another great history lesson & more great finds, love the videos & always waiting for the next one.
    cheers crampo
    enjoy your adventures & good prospecting

  29. [..YouTube..] well what can i say, another great history lesson & more great finds, love the videos & always waiting for the next one.
    cheers crampo
    enjoy your adventures & good prospecting

  30. [..YouTube..] @Docdaugh
    Thanks for watching Doc, we try to make our videos interesting. Hey, love the GTI-2500, I have the stock 10.5″ imaging coil and the big 14″ DD for prospecting (for Mrs NQ). However, really need to get one of the smaller coils for that sort of country where swinging a big coil is difficult. Maybe the 4.5 sniper or even the 10 x 5 DD. I’ve got an Infinium LS pulse detector on order for prospecting, but the GTI2500 is our favourite coin/relic machine. HH mate.

  31. [..YouTube..] @Docdaugh
    Thanks for watching Doc, we try to make our videos interesting. Hey, love the GTI-2500, I have the stock 10.5″ imaging coil and the big 14″ DD for prospecting (for Mrs NQ). However, really need to get one of the smaller coils for that sort of country where swinging a big coil is difficult. Maybe the 4.5 sniper or even the 10 x 5 DD. I’ve got an Infinium LS pulse detector on order for prospecting, but the GTI2500 is our favourite coin/relic machine. HH mate.

  32. [..YouTube..] Giant Kudos for a excellent video! Enjoyed watching you and the Mrs. digging up such great finds. I am always excited when you post as I know I will not just see someone swinging a detector but explaining the beauty and history of a locale. HH. How do you like the Garrett??

  33. [..YouTube..] Giant Kudos for a excellent video! Enjoyed watching you and the Mrs. digging up such great finds. I am always excited when you post as I know I will not just see someone swinging a detector but explaining the beauty and history of a locale. HH. How do you like the Garrett??

  34. [..YouTube..] @ExiledOzi
    Yeah its a beauty, has some strange black inlay that I cant identify, with 4 small red ‘dots’, one on each arm of the cross. Still researching it or trying to find something similar that the Army may have issued to Chaplains. Thanks for watching. HH.

  35. [..YouTube..] @ExiledOzi
    Yeah its a beauty, has some strange black inlay that I cant identify, with 4 small red ‘dots’, one on each arm of the cross. Still researching it or trying to find something similar that the Army may have issued to Chaplains. Thanks for watching. HH.

  36. [..YouTube..] @PlugMartian
    Thanks for watching PlugMartian, I am always fascinated by the bloodwood trees when I come across one, so I threw it in, given that is unique to this part of the world. Thanks mate and HH.

  37. [..YouTube..] @PlugMartian
    Thanks for watching PlugMartian, I am always fascinated by the bloodwood trees when I come across one, so I threw it in, given that is unique to this part of the world. Thanks mate and HH.

  38. [..YouTube..] @PlugMartian
    Thanks for watching PlugMartian, I am always fascinated by the bloodwood trees when I come across one, so I threw it in, given that is unique to this part of the world. Thanks mate and HH.

  39. [..YouTube..] @robsue
    LOL. Those boots of Les Hiddins are pretty big boots to fill. Love his work and have all his books and DVDs, always stop and look at things in the bush, so easy to just walk through and not acutally ‘see’ anything, but there are lots of hidden treasures if you look for them. The Bloodwood tree is a favourite of mine. Thanks for watching and HH.

  40. [..YouTube..] @robsue
    LOL. Those boots of Les Hiddins are pretty big boots to fill. Love his work and have all his books and DVDs, always stop and look at things in the bush, so easy to just walk through and not acutally ‘see’ anything, but there are lots of hidden treasures if you look for them. The Bloodwood tree is a favourite of mine. Thanks for watching and HH.

  41. [..YouTube..] @OLDGOLD1100
    Thanks for watching OG1100, yes I dont know what the black inlay is. It is on both sides of the crucifix. It is quite a large item, I believe it is such that an army Chaplain might wear, not really small enough to be a personal item. Still studying and researching it. There are 4 x small red ‘dots’ in the black on each arm of the cross, on both sides too. Not sure what they are but still checking. Thanks mate and HH.

  42. [..YouTube..] @OLDGOLD1100
    Thanks for watching OG1100, yes I dont know what the black inlay is. It is on both sides of the crucifix. It is quite a large item, I believe it is such that an army Chaplain might wear, not really small enough to be a personal item. Still studying and researching it. There are 4 x small red ‘dots’ in the black on each arm of the cross, on both sides too. Not sure what they are but still checking. Thanks mate and HH.

  43. [..YouTube..] @SuperSnoopy36
    Appreciate you watching Snoop, yeah a lot of ‘armchair’ research goes into finding some sites, and often you get there and its all been bulldozed or filled or otherwise off limits. Happy hunting mate and keep the great videos coming.

  44. [..YouTube..] @SuperSnoopy36
    Appreciate you watching Snoop, yeah a lot of ‘armchair’ research goes into finding some sites, and often you get there and its all been bulldozed or filled or otherwise off limits. Happy hunting mate and keep the great videos coming.

  45. [..YouTube..] Great video NQ. I enjoyed learning about the Bloodwood. Les Hiddins was great with the Bush Tucker Man series. I reckon you might get his gig.

  46. [..YouTube..] @NQExplorers Hi Mate, no problem, I reckon if you found a fuze container and from the amount of spent 303s you may have a practice range near by, the two normally go hand in hand over here in English training areas, good luck to you, Andy.

  47. [..YouTube..] Brilliant video, mate, great finds and I really like the way you explain the country and history of the places you dig, well done, all the best and good luck to you both on your next hunt, HH, Ian.

  48. [..YouTube..] Thanks for watching PlugMartian, I am always fascinated by the bloodwood trees when I come across one, so I threw it in, given that is unique to this part of the world. Thanks mate and HH.

  49. [..YouTube..] Another nice video with great finds. Always enjoy seeing WW2 items come up. Also enjoy learning about plants and animals from other countries so thanks for the info on the Bloodwood. HH

  50. [..YouTube..] @NQExplorers Thanks to NQExplorers and the rest of the greatest among us, Temerity Magazine really came together for this August Issue. I am getting a lot of great feedback and entries to that giveaway of @SuperJammyGit ‘s coins flowing in. So that is great news! Finally some traction, but we could always use more!

  51. [..YouTube..] @NQExplorers ..something special..is coming your way..no not a second pro pointer – an instructional video on how to use the one button. I did it last week – so now it’s time to share. Cheers.

  52. [..YouTube..] @Bentley240
    Thanks mate, absolutely right! I checked it out and it is the top of a PIAT Fuze container. Well done for that and appreciate your help. HH mate, love your WW2 relics too.

  53. [..YouTube..] @EchucaDigger
    Thanks ED, Mrs NQ gets more of the good finds than I do anyway, Im trying to encourage her to do her own video, I could appear in a ‘cameo’ role LOL. HH mate.

  54. [..YouTube..] @hellsmetaldetecting
    LOL. Working? Was wondering why I havent seen you out much lately. Look forward to your next trip, they must give you a day off soon mate. HH.

  55. [..YouTube..] @farenheit1100
    Thanks for watching Hugh, we are at only 17 degrees latitude south, so we are in the tropics. Never gets much colder than 12-14 degrees celcius on the coast, a bit cooler up where we were hunting at 1000m, but still ‘shorts’ weather and 27 degrees. HH mate.

  56. [..YouTube..] @IrocOn2
    Thanks Iroc. In a moment of clarity I’ve just realized we need a 2nd Propointer, but the damn thing is so complicated, with the one button, never remember if its on or off. LOL. Thanks mate.

  57. [..YouTube..] Awesome just awesome. Well done to you both. Looks like a great spot with so much history. And it was a nice change to see a pretty face on camera!(LOL) Top work mate. E.D

  58. [..YouTube..] Nice video! All i can do this days are watching videos and dream about go hunting. Im just working these days and that is no fun when i have all new equipement just sitting there! Thanks for making my days go faster with your good videos my friend! Cool that your wife was parting in this video! Nice finds 🙂 HH

  59. [..YouTube..] Thanks for the mention. Congratulations on the crucifix. I’m sure it cleaned up beatifully.The bloodwood tree looks very interesting. It is suprising to see you in shorts when everyone in the southern part of the country is bundled up and complaining about the cold. GL and HH

  60. [..YouTube..] What a fantastic hunt Mr an Mrs NQE! I share your passion for war relics that is why I am particularly pleased to find Cap Badges and other Militaria in the sites I search. Great Video!

  61. [..YouTube..] Hi NQ, Another Nice video, keep them finds coming, I think the item you called a end cap may be one half of a PIAT Fuze container, consited of two halves held togther with a sprung steel clip that held it together and I belive was clipped to the fins of the PIAT fins. That silver cross is a seet find, well done mate. Andy.

  62. [..YouTube..] Good one mate … haven’t been out there since 1975 but can still feel the heat … did a bit of prospecting ,, love the digging tool … wouldn’t work in the UK but spot on for the outback … and love the music …EMHH

  63. [..YouTube..] Excellent video NQ – love the location. That is one tough site to detect – so you and Mrs NQ get a 10 each for tenacity. Mrs NQ get’s an extra point for scoring the Pro Pointer 1st. So that’s an 11. Great finds and always enjoy the narration. Cheers to you both. GL & HH