V Company and the Captured Car

Peter KimberleyArticles, New Zealand Army0 Comments

By Noel Hains In 1968-69, Victor Company (and W Company), Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment was attached to 4RAR creating 4RAR/NZ (ANZAC).  While on Operation Capital II near the Courtenay Rubber Plantation in the north of Phuoc Tuy Province, South Vietnam, a Victor Company forward scout saw something that looked out of place in the thick scrub in front of … Read More

Naval Operations in Vietnam

Peter KimberleyArticles, Royal Australian Navy0 Comments

Naval Operations in Vietnam By Jozef Straczek, originally published at http://www.navy.gov.au/history/feature-histories/naval-operations-vietnam Between 1965 and 1972 elements of the RAN undertook continuous operational service in Vietnam. During this period the Navy performed a variety of operational tasks at sea, ashore and in the air. The RAN‘s primary contribution consisted of destroyers, Fleet Air Arm personnel attached to a United States (US) Army assault helicopter company … Read More

Keeping Troops in the Field Part 3: Resupply

Robert HallArticles, Australian Army0 Comments

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