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41 Squadron Vietnam War Veterans project - Scotty Wingfield

Thursday, 29 November 2018 - 9:40am

Scotty Wingfield is searching for 41 Squadron’s ‘lost’ Vietnam War Veterans.

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One sided firefight

Monday, 5 March 2018 - 6:14am

On the 16th November 1968 a malaria reduced and physically exhausted platoon of fifteen (normally 30) men from V3 Coy blundered into an enemy camp and were badly shot up.

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Gallantry awards - depends what is left in the pot

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 - 10:38am

Awards for gallantry for Kiwis depended upon what was in the pot left over from the Aussies awards. I didn’t think gallantry medallic recognition was meant to be given according to ‘only three of them; two of them – and maybe one of those in our medal box’ but on the level of gallantry?!

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Nurse in Vietnam - Frances Palmer

Wednesday, 7 September 2016 - 8:27am

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. 

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Going Home

Monday, 30 November 2015 - 8:01pm

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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Dapsone

Tuesday, 4 August 2015 - 3:09pm

It was not experimental, so they say.In the search for a new preventative malarial medication, it has been claimed that US authorities investigated some 2100 agents, and dapsone was chosen. Dapsone had been considered during World War II but was discarded as an option.

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Why is there no NZ Online Vietnam Archive to match the Australian?

Tuesday, 6 January 2015 - 10:21pm

~This book review was originally done for the W3 Coy website; however, there is an issue in the review that deserves a wider audience and further attention.

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Where Gods Get Lost Beneath the Southern Cross*

Monday, 3 November 2014 - 1:10pm

I had just returned from R&R and was waiting in Nui Dat for a flight out to 2Pl W3 when someone fingered me to quickly join a Force Signals Sqn TAOR

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