• Short Summary

    TWO DAYS ITS ARRIVAL IN VIETNAM AS REPLACEMENT, THE 2ND BATTALION, ROYAL AUSTRALIAN REGIMENT, STARTED TO IMPROVE DEFENCES AND ACCOMMODATION IN THE NUI DAT AREA.

  • Description

    TWO DAYS ITS ARRIVAL IN VIETNAM AS REPLACEMENT, THE 2ND BATTALION, ROYAL AUSTRALIAN REGIMENT, STARTED TO IMPROVE DEFENCES AND ACCOMMODATION IN THE NUI DAT AREA. IT IS HERE THAT THE AUSTRALIAN TASK FORCE HAS ITS HEADQUARTERS ABOUT 45 MILES SOUTHEAST OF SAIGON.

    THE 2ND BATTALION IS IN VIETNAM FOR A 12-MONTH TOUR OF DUTY -- FOLLOWING THE DEPARTURE OF THE 6TH BATTALION ON MAY 30, THE DAY THE REPLACEMENTS ARRIVED ABOARD THE TROOP CARRIER SYDNEY.

    A NEW ADMINISTRATION BUILDING IS BEING BUILT, WEAPON PITS AND TRENCHES DEEPENED AND EXTRA DRAINAGE GUTTERS BEING DUG IN PREPARATION FOR THE MONSOON SEASON WHICH HAS JUST STARTED.

    OUTSIDE THE DEFENSIVE PERIMETER WIRE, WHICH IS BEING CHECKED AND INCREASED, INDIVIDUAL COMPANIES ARE CONDUCTING RANGE PRACTICES THROUGHOUT THE DAY. THE SOLDIERS ARE BRUSHING UP THEIR TECHNIQUES WITH ALL INFANTRY WEAPONS, HAVING FAMILIARISATION TRAINING WITH ARMOURED PERSONNEL CARRIERS AND RECEIVING INSTRUCTION IN THE USE AND EFFECTS OF VARIOUS MINES.

    ALREADY SEVERAL PATROLS HAVE BEEN MADE OF THE SEA OUTSIDE THE PERIMETER OF THE BATTALION BASE IN ANTICIPATION OF THE UNIT'S FIRST OPERATION WHICH CAN BE EXPECTED AT ANY TIME.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6QS6S4AN0CF2ZAECI8MPM191X
    Media URN:
    VLVA6QS6S4AN0CF2ZAECI8MPM191X
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/06/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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