In May-June 1968, New Zealand, Australian and United States forces were involved in a series of actions at FSB Coral and FSB Balmoral, around 20-kilometres north of Bien Hoa.
On 18 August 1966, D Company of 6RAR encountered a 1500-2000 strong NVA and VC force in the Long Tan rubber plantation five kilometres east of Nui Dat.
Rugby match at Ba Ria
Film footage of a rugby match played between New Zealand's 161 Battery (maroon jerseys) and 6th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (black jerseys) at Ba Ria, South Vietnam in 1966.
Ruka Hudson lost his legs after stepping on a mine during the Vietnam War. He has gone on to become a successful artist, proud father and grandfather, korowai teacher, fluent te reo Maori speaker and keen fisherman.
Vietnam Veterans Roll
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New Zealand military personnel and civilian volunteers served in the jungles, skies, hospital wards, training camps, and offices of South Vietnam from 1963 to 1975.
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Awards for gallantry for Kiwis depended upon what was in the pot left over from the Aussies awards.
I worked in Vietnam as a nurse on the international Save the Children Fund team (UK, Norway, NZ) 11 Dec 1974 to 5 April 1975 when evacuated. Worked in child health clinics on Quang Tri province border, and briefly in Da Nang as
I was the officer in charge of HQ NZATGV (AKA HQ NZ V Force) during the withdrawal of NZ forces from Vietnam.
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My father, Frank Toko, was a member of the 161Bty a lot earlier than 1965 because he & Mum got married in 1961 with Dad in uniform. Dad also did the Tour Of Duty at Buckingham Palace with the 161 Bty in the early '60's. Information that I was given stated " The Royal New Zealand Artillery were a part of the First Ever Military Units outside of the British Army to be Stationed at Buckingham Palace & my Dad was a part of that unit. I had been shown a photograph album by dad 40 odd years ago of his unit in Vietnam & at Buckingham Palace. Unfortunately I think the album was LOST/DESTROYED when Mum & Dad split up.
Punchy Died on 9 April 1983
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