Photos Aussies and Kiwi's in Vietnam

Nui Dat, Vietnam. 1967-12. Members of the Australian Army Intelligence Corps (AAIC) celebrated their corps' 60th birthday with a barbeque at the Task Force base. Opening a can of beer is Private Ron Aldridge of Townsville, Qld (left), and with him is Sergeant Anh Truong Van, a Vietnamese interpreter who works with 7th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (7RAR).

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Nui Dat, Vietnam. 1967-12. Members of the Australian Army Intelligence Corps (AAIC) celebrated their corps' 60th birthday with a barbeque at the Task Force base. Seen here chatting are, left to right: Captain Le Ba Trung, the Officer Commanding the Army of the Republic of Vietnam's (ARVN) 10th Military Intelligence Detachment which works with the Task Force in the provinces, 2nd Lieutenant Chanh, also from the detachment, and Captain Craig Wood of Kingsgrove, NSW.

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Nui Dat, Vietnam. 1967-12. Members of the Australian Army Intelligence Corps (AAIC) celebrated their corps' 60th birthday with a barbeque at the Task Force base. Seen here chatting are, left to right: Captain Le Ba Trung, the Officer Commanding the Army of the Republic of Vietnam's (ARVN) 10th Military Intelligence Detachment which works with the Task Force in the provinces, 2nd Lieutenant Chanh, also from the detachment, and Captain Craig Wood of Kingsgrove, NSW.

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Nui Dat, Vietnam. 1967-12. At the 1st Australian Task Force (1ATF) base, Sapper Mike Stuart of Bowraville, NSW, and 1st Field Squadron, Royal Australian Engineers (RAE), using a chainsaw to cut wood for the construction of a base camp for the incoming 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR).

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Nui Dat, Vietnam. 1967-12. At the 1st Australian Task Force (1ATF) base, Sapper Mike Stuart of Bowraville, NSW, and 1st Field Squadron, Royal Australian Engineers (RAE), using a chainsaw to cut wood for the construction of a base camp for the incoming 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR).

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Nui Dat, Vietnam. 1967-12. At the 1st Australian Task Force (1ATF) base, Sapper Jack Lawson, a member of the 1st Field Squadron, Royal Australian Engineers (RAE), driving a tracktor to help in the construction of a base camp for the incoming 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR).

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Nui Dat, Vietnam. 1967-06. A woman Viet Cong suspect is interrogated at Headquarters 1st Australian Task Force, after being captured by a patrol from 7th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (7RAR). Left to right: Private Steve Smith of Edgecliffe, NSW, the Viet Cong suspect, a Vietnamese interpreter, ABC radio foreign affairs correspondent in Vietnam, Mr Phillip Koch, and Captain Barry Hawkins of Hughes, ACT.

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Smithy rocking the skippy badge tattoo before it was cool!
 
Nui Dat, Vietnam. 1967-12. Sapper Brian Lewis of Bayswater, Vic, and 1st Field Squadron, Royal Australian Engineers (RAE), is kept busy helping to construct a base for the incoming 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR), from Woodside, South Australia. Sapper Lewis measures timber used to build a small number of administrative huts.

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Nui Dat, South Vietnam. 1968-02-25. Private Keith Downward, 22, of Boronia, Vic (right), a member of 7th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (7RAR), receives a congratulatory handshake from Private Vic Jakowenko of Beechworth, Vic, after he received his Military Medal award.
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Nui Dat, South Vietnam. 1968. Gift parcels collected by South Australian television station, NWS 9, were handed out to members of 104th Signal Squadron at the 1st Australian Task Force (1ATF) Base. Accepting one of the many cans of beer from Corporal Denis Hare of Macksville, NSW (right), is Signalman Robert Lowick of Prospect, SA. The television station sent cakes, beer, wine, shaving gear, sweets, nuts, books, pens, puddings, fruit juices, biscuits and cigarettes to the Diggers.

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Nui Dat, South Vietnam. 1968-04. A farewell party for officers of the 7th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (7RAR), before they returned to Australia after a year in Vietnam, was held in the officers' mess. Left to right: Lieutenant Noel Dix of Adelaide, SA, Margaret Young of Wentworthville, NSW, a Red Cross worker in Vietnam, and Lieutenant Brendan O'Brien of Essendon, Vic.

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Nui Dat, South Vietnam. 1968-04. Private Gordon Jessup, 32, of Preston, Vic, sounds out the Last Post on his trumpet in memory of the gunners of the 4th Field Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery (RAA), who were killed in action in Vietnam at a memorial service held in their honour.

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Nui Dat, South Vietnam. 1968-04. A memorial to gunners of the 4th Field Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery (RAA), who were killed in action in Vietnam. It reads: `In memory to the officers and men of 4th Field Regiment RAA who gave their lives in Vietnam 1967-68. Gnr B Tregear, 108 Bty; Lt R G Birse, 106 Bty; Gnr S W Ellwood, 161 NZ Bty; Lbdr J L Menz, 131 Log Bty'.

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Nui Dat, South Vietnam. 1968-04-13. A large sandbagged tent of 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR), within a former Vietnamese market garden at the 1st Australian Task Force (1ATF) Base.

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Nui Dat, South Vietnam. 1968-04-13. Corporal Milton Clark of Prospect, SA, cuts a bunch of bananas growing in the area of 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR), at the 1st Australian Task Force (1ATF) Base. The area was previously a Vietnamese market garden.

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Nui Dat, South Vietnam. 1968-04. Private David Armstrong, 21, of Kurri Kurri, NSW, and Private Noel Bell, 21, of West Leederville, Perth (right), unload boxes of rations at the 1st Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (1RAR), lines. The battalion arrived in Vietnam this month to relieve 7th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (7RAR).

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Nui Dat, South Vietnam. 1968-04. Troops of 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR), board helicopters of an American assault helicopter company at the 1st Australian Task Force (1ATF) Base. Some of the aircraft were piloted by Royal Australian Navy officers, who were integrated into the 135th Assault Helicopter Company, a US Army unit.

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Nui Dat, South Vietnam. 1968-04. Troops of 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR), board one of the helicopters of an American assault helicopter company at the 1st Australian Task Force (1ATF) Base. Some of the aircraft were piloted by Royal Australian Navy officers, who were integrated into the 135th Assault Helicopter Company, a US Army unit.

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Nui Dat, South Vietnam. 1968-04. Troops of 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR), board helicopters of an American assault helicopter company at the 1st Australian Task Force (1ATF) Base. Some of the aircraft were piloted by Royal Australian Navy officers, who were integrated into the 135th Assault Helicopter Company, a US Army unit.

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Nui Dat, South Vietnam. 1968-05. The Adjutant General, Major General C. E. Long, emerges from a bunker at the Horseshoe, a heavily defended feature south-east of the 1st Australian Task Force (1ATF) Base. Major General Long inspected the Horseshoe during a one day visit to the Task Force area.

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