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

Farewell Jim Hughes, Commanding Officer 4RAR/NZ (ANZAC)

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By Greg Dodds We buried Jim Hughes last month. Sunny Jim, a man welcome at any Diggers’ booze up and the scourge of any flaky officer. The Colonel who took 4RAR/NZ (ANZAC) to Vietnam in 1971 and who came within inches of losing an entire company of 120 men to the dreaded 33 Regiment of the North Vietnamese Army (NVA). … Read More

DVA funding secured

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We’re pleased to announce that the Department of Veterans’ Affairs has awarded us a grant under the Commonwealth Government’s Saluting Their Service Major Commemorative Grants Program, to continue development of the website.