Artillery Forward Observer at Nui Le

Robert Hall33 PAVN Regiment, Articles, Australian Army, NVA, Uncategorised, Vietnam War1 Comment

By Greg Gilbert In September 1971 4 RAR/NZ (ANZAC) was engaged on Operation Ivanhoe in the north of Phước Tuy Province.  On the morning of 21 September D Company made contact with a bunker system in the vicinity of the Núi Lé feature.  We suffered casualties, including one Killed in Action (KIA) from the shrapnel from a Rocket Propelled Grenade … Read More

Việt Cộng Intelligence Report on the “Enemy” in Phước Tuy

Robert Hall33 PAVN Regiment, Articles, ARVN, Australian Army, Vietnam War1 Comment

By Ernie Chamberlain. In the afternoon of 27 November 1967, 12 Platoon, D Company, 7RAR engaged about 30 Việt Cộng near an unoccupied base camp at YS 336708 – about 10 kilometres north-east of 1 ATF’s Núi Đất base, during Operation Forrest. Casualties in the engagement were reported as one Australian killed and 17 wounded, and three Việt Cộng killed … Read More

Nui Le: The last battle, 21 Sep 1971

Robert Hall33 PAVN Regiment, Articles, Australian Army, Uncategorised, Vietnam War10 Comments

By Gary McKay In late September 1971 I was a 23 year-old rifle platoon commander in Delta Company of the 4th Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment. We were on operations in the north of Phuoc Tuy Province searching for and hoping to destroy our enemy; the highly trained, strictly disciplined and deeply motivated soldiers from the North Vietnamese Army’s 33rd … Read More

Strategic context: The battle of Binh Ba

Robert Hall33 PAVN Regiment, Articles, ARVN, Australian Army, Royal Australian Air Force, Uncategorised, Vietnam War1 Comment

By Bob Hall What we call ‘the battle of Binh Ba’ was fought 50 years ago. Elements of 33 PAVN Regiment occupied the hamlet of Binh Ba on the night of 5/6 June 1969.[1] At 0810 hours on the morning of 6 June, two 1ATF armoured vehicles of 4 Troop, B Squadron, 1 Armoured Regiment – a Centurion tank and … Read More