28 October 1969: After a short trip from Vung Tau the band disembarks from a RAAF Caribou transport aircraft at Luscombe field, Nui Dat. Watch a photo slideshow of the 1RNZIR Band tour here.
We left Vung Tau this morning by RAAF Caribou – quite an experience, these aircraft seem to go straight up and down. With reverse thrust you feel as though you’ve just landed on a cricket pitch.Major Jim Carson (1934-2008), 1RNZIR Bandmaster
Image courtesy Jim Carson