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
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
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
In this article, we describe some of the battle procedure that was initiated when ‘Contact! Wait, out’ crackled over the radio network.
The Operation Wandering Souls project aims to reciprocate the help given to Australia by assisting Vietnam to locate those of its MIAs who died in battle against Australian and New Zealand forces. This would allow the souls of their MIAs to find rest.
E.S. Holt describes the role and activities of the Field Operational Research Section – Vietnam (FORS-V).