Clearance Diving Team 3 – 6th Contingent

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Data extracted from John Perryman & Brett Mitchell, Australian Navy in Vietnam: Royal Australian Navy Operations 1965 – 1972, p.73-76.  Reprinted with the kind permission of the Authors. Photographs from the Australian War Memorial Collection licensed under CC BY-NC   Unit: Clearance Diving Team 3 Composition: LEUT A. Donald, RAN POCD B.J. Bailey POCD J.W. Thompson LSCD B.J. Bullock ABCD … Read More

Clearance Diving Team 3 – 5th Contingent

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Data extracted from John Perryman & Brett Mitchell, Australian Navy in Vietnam: Royal Australian Navy Operations 1965 – 1972, p.70-73.  Reprinted with the kind permission of the Authors. Photographs from the Australian War Memorial Collection licensed under CC BY-NC Unit: Clearance Diving Team 3 Composition: LEUT A.A. Davis, RAN CPOCD A.V. Rashleigh POCD J.R. Brumley ABCD M.H. Ey ABCD J.L. … Read More

Clearance Diving Team 3 – 4th Contingent

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Data extracted from John Perryman & Brett Mitchell, Australian Navy in Vietnam: Royal Australian Navy Operations 1965 – 1972, p.68-70.  Reprinted with the kind permission of the Authors. Photographs from the Australian War Memorial Collection licensed under CC BY-NC Unit: Clearance Diving Team 3 Composition: LEUT C.J. Littleton, RAN POCD R.J. Cox POCD B.W. Wilson LSCD D.N. Rhook ABCD C.L. … Read More

Clearance Diving Team 3 – 3rd Contingent

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Data extracted from John Perryman & Brett Mitchell, Australian Navy in Vietnam: Royal Australian Navy Operations 1965 – 1972, p.65-68. Reprinted with the kind permission of the Authors. Photographs from the Australian War Memorial Collection licensed under CC BY-NC Unit: Clearance Diving Team 3 Composition: LEUT W.D.H. Lees, RAN POCD W.H. Ellery LSCD D.W. Winckle ABCD J.R. Branch ABCD R.W. … Read More

Clearance Diving Team 3 – 2nd Contingent

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Data extracted from John Perryman & Brett Mitchell, Australian Navy in Vietnam: Royal Australian Navy Operations 1965 – 1972, p.63-65. Reprinted by kind permission of the Authors. Unit: Clearance Diving Team 3 Composition: LEUT R.J. Burns, RAN POCD R.A. Donne LSCD R.A. Blake LSCD M.J. Currie ABCD D.C. Trompp ABCD P.J. Zegenhagen Deployment: August 1967 to February 1968 Lieutenant Robert … Read More

Clearance Diving Team 3 – 1st Contingent

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Data extracted from John Perryman & Brett Mitchell, Australian Navy in Vietnam: Royal Australian Navy Operations 1965 – 1972. p. 60-63. Reprinted with the kind permission of the Authors. Photographs from the Australian War Memorial Collection licensed under CC BY-NC Unit: Clearance Diving Team 3 Composition: LEUT M. T. F. Shotter, RAN POCD B.V. Clark LSCD P. Boettcher ABCD P.C. … Read More

50th Anniversary: South Vietnam’s 1967 Presidential election

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By Bob Hall and Amy Griffin Counterinsurgency campaigns are essentially politics with guns. Unlike conventional war, victory in counterinsurgency campaigns rarely comes through military action. Instead, although military action remains a key component of any campaign, counterinsurgencies tend to be resolved politically or diplomatically. This was well understood by the leaders of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRV) and the … Read More

Upcoming site features

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Progress Update – 16 August 2017 Updates coming soon We’ll soon be updating the website with the addition of data about 2 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force, Canberra bomber (B-57) strikes. During the war the United States military collected data on every air sortie conducted in the campaign. The data includes the date, time, launch airfield, target location, ordnance used, … Read More

Keeping Troops in the Field Part 3: Resupply

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Bob Hall and Andrew Ross  The system and frequency of resupply affected the soldier’s load. The length of the gap between resupplies determined how many days of rations and water the soldier was required to carry. The ability to deliver an emergency resupply of ammunition when necessary could also influence the ammunition load the soldier carried. Background Counterinsurgency operations in … Read More