Photos Aussies and Kiwi's in Vietnam

1967. Grumman OV-1 Mohawk. From a collection of images related to the service of O315359 Flight Lieutenant William Francis Hall RAAF, navigator, who programmed daily flight activity from Nui Dat with RAAF Base Support Flight.

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April 1968. Servicemen of 2nd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (2RAR/NZ), lined up at Luscombe Field, Nui Dat, waiting for their helicopters at the start of Operation Toan Thang. Identified personnel include in foreground left to right: 43628 Lance Corporal (L/Cpl) Keith Garfield "Dobo" Dobson; 1200762 Private (Pte) Claude Lewis "Crazy Horse" Fleming: 2784894 Private (Pte) Graham Charles "The Spaniard" Kimberley; unknown man standing with back to camera; unknown man squatting with back to camera; unknown man squatting and looking towards camera; 1732572 Pte Graham Alexander Hamburger sitting with hand shading eyes and 53411 Platoon Sergeant Robert James "Boof" Millwood sitting at far right with back to camera. All were from 9 Platoon, C Company. The Nui Dinh mountain range, known to the Australians as "The Warburtons," is in the background.

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Vietnam. 1967-08. There is almost half a million dollars worth of currency in this stack of bank notes being handled by Sergeant Roland Dawson of Ingleburn, NSW (left), and Sergeant John Welsh of North Melbourne, Vic. Both are members of the cash office at Headquarters, 1st Australian Task Force at Nui Dat.

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October 1971. A Pilatus Porter aircraft, serial no A14-692, from 161 Independent Reconnaissance Flight, in the revetting at the eastern end of 1st Australian Task Force (1ATF) Luscombe Field.

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October 1971. A Sioux helicopter and Pilatus Porter aircraft, serial no A14-692 from 161 Independent Reconnaissance Flight, at 1st Australian Task Force (1ATF) Luscombe Field.

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Vietnam. 1967-08. The Commanding Officer of the 7th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (7RAR), Lieutenant Colonel Eric Smith of Mount Eliza, Vic, outside his tent at the 1st Australian Task Force Base at Nui Dat.

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December 1970. A group of newly-arrived soldiers of 1 Reinforcement Unit, Australian Force Vietnam (AFV), take their first ride on an armoured personnel carrier (APC). The vehicle's serial number is 34364

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March 1967. An aluminium hut that serves as the 'boozer' or wet canteen for members of A Squadron, 3 Cavalry Regiment, at the 1st Australian Task Force (1ATF) base. (Donor F.A. Roberts) Roberts)

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21 Oct 1969. Diggers voting in the Australian Federal election. The Digger with the glasses is 2790521 Signaller Edward Burns Fraser, 21, of Northmead, NSW; 37759 Sergeant. John Gunst, of Coolaroo, Vic and the returning officer is 37759 2nd Lieutenant Peter Sidney Emery, of Ryde NSW. All the men are attached to 104 Signal Squadron.

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21 Oct 1969. Diggers voting in the Australian Federal election. The Digger with the glasses is 2790521 Signaller Edward Burns Fraser, 21, of Northmead, NSW; 37759 Sergeant. John Gunst, of Coolaroo, Vic and the returning officer is 37759 2nd Lieutenant Peter Sidney Emery, of Ryde NSW. All the men are attached to 104 Signal Squadron.

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1 Sep 1967. A rifle company of 7RAR marches towards Luscombe Field where a parade is being held to celebrate the battalion's second birthday or anniversary of its formation.

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1 Sep 1967. A rifle company of 7RAR marches towards Luscombe Field where a parade is being held to celebrate the battalion's second birthday or anniversary of its formation.

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17 Feb 1967. Iroquois helicopters and their crews of No 9 Squadron, wait on standby at Luscombe airfield before the commencement of Operation Bribie.

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1967. No 9 Squadron RAAF aircrew walk through barbed wire defences to their helicopters on Kangaroo Pad at 1st Australian Task Force Base after briefing.

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1967. 113157 Pilot Officer (PO) Robert John (Bob) Rider, (left) and 19305 Corporal (Cpl) John Neatherway, both with No 9 Squadron, RAAF, move through the rubber trees at the Task Force Headquarters to their Iroquois helicopter.

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18 November 1966 - 3 December 1966. A convoy of M113A1 armoured personnel carriers (APCs) of 1 APC Squadron line up waiting to leave Nui Dat with troops of 6th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (6RAR), during Operation Ingham, a search and destroy operation. The vehicles are all armed with .50 calibre M2 Browning heavy machine guns with locally manufactured gun shields.

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March 1968. A newly arrived Centurion Mk V/I tank from C Squadron, 1st Armoured Regiment, at Nui Dat base camp pulled up in front of the crew's sandbagged tent.

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October 1967. 2785162 Private (Pte) Anthony Robert "Shifty" Schiffman, 9 Platoon C Company, 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (2RAR) resting in camp at Nui Dat. The sandbagged C Company ammunition magazine is at left rear.

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1967. Members of 9 Platoon, C Company 2nd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (2RAR/NZ) (Anzac), at the Nui Dat base firing range. Firing towards the Long Tan rubber plantation are left to right: 4718006 Private (Pte) John Phillip Millsteed, 217132 Pte John "Jock" Cassidy, 58717; 2nd Lieutenant Barry "The Lion King" Corse; 18283 Pte Ronald Thomas "Robo" Robinson; 43628 Lance Corporal (L/Cpl) Keith Garfield "Dobo" Dobson and 38462 Private (Pte) Henry James "Pedro" Webb.

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5 Dec 1966. This Australian Cessna 180 observation and utility aircraft was one of the first aircraft from the 161 Independant Reconnaissance Flight (161 Flight), Australian Army, to touch down on the newly opened Luscombe Field airstrip at the 1st Australian Task Force Base (1ATF) at Nui Dat. The airstrip was built by the 1st Field Squadron, Royal Australian Engineers (RAE) and was named after Temporary Captain Bryan Luscombe who was the first Australian Army pilot to die on operational duty, during the Korean War. Aircraft from 161Flight, operated from Bien Hoa from 28 September 1965 - 12 May 1966 supporting 1st Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (1RAR), then transferring operations to Vung Tau on 13 May 1966 to support 1ATF. Although Luscombe Field was opened on 5 December 1966 the flight, did not officially relocate to Nui Dat until 22-24 March 1967, remaining there until 1ATF returned to Australia in late 1971.

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