Defending the Nui Dat base

Robert HallArticles, Australian Army, Uncategorised, Vietnam War

By Bob Hall When combat elements of 1ATF were deployed on operations it was essential that the Nui Dat base remained secure. Headquarters 1ATF Standing Operating Procedures set out the requirements for base defence. Under routine circumstances, the Nui Dat base used what was termed ‘unit defence’. This required that each unit within the base was responsible for the security … Read More

Hoa Long Dance gone wrong

Derrill de HeerArticles, Australian Army, Psyops

  By Derrill de Heer From March 1970 until November 1970 I was in charge of one air and two ground  teams at 1st Psychological Operations Unit in Nui Dat. One night there was an urgent request for a ground team with their loudspeaker capabilities, to report to 1st Australian Reinforcement Unit (1 ARU) within Nui Dat. On arrival at … Read More