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Arriving at Nui Dat

Wednesday, 21 September 2011 - 2:34pm

I arrived at Nui Dat with the rest of Victor 1 Company in May 1967. We were ordered by the ‘boss' (Sergeant John ‘Scoff' Cootes) to erect and sandbag tent shelters, known as ‘bashas', within our allotted platoon area.

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Arriving at Nui Dat

Wednesday, 21 September 2011 - 2:34pm

I arrived at Nui Dat with the rest of Victor 1 Company in May 1967. We were ordered by the ‘boss' (Sergeant John ‘Scoff' Cootes) to erect and sandbag tent shelters, known as ‘bashas', within our allotted platoon area.

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Arriving at Nui Dat

Wednesday, 21 September 2011 - 2:34pm

I arrived at Nui Dat with the rest of Victor 1 Company in May 1967. We were ordered by the ‘boss' (Sergeant John ‘Scoff' Cootes) to erect and sandbag tent shelters, known as ‘bashas', within our allotted platoon area.

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Sergeant Graham Campbell

Thursday, 8 September 2011 - 12:15pm

Born 12 April 1941 at Taheke in the Hokianga, Graham Campbell was educated at Otahuhu College, St Stephens School and Auckland University, where he studied accountancy.

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Sergeant Graham Campbell

Thursday, 8 September 2011 - 12:15pm

Born 12 April 1941 at Taheke in the Hokianga, Graham Campbell was educated at Otahuhu College, St Stephens School and Auckland University, where he studied accountancy.

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Australian Military Forces Pocketbook

Monday, 5 September 2011 - 4:50pm

Australian Military Forces Pocketbook on South Vietnam used by Gunner Ken Deacon, 1965-1966. Part political doctrine, part tourist guide several thousand of these green-covered pocketbooks were issued to Australian and New Zealand military personnel during the Vi

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Australian Military Forces Pocketbook

Monday, 5 September 2011 - 4:50pm

Australian Military Forces Pocketbook on South Vietnam used by Gunner Ken Deacon, 1965-1966. Part political doctrine, part tourist guide several thousand of these green-covered pocketbooks were issued to Australian and New Zealand military personnel during the Vi

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Remembering Sergeant 'Al' Don

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 - 10:53am

Sergeant ‘Al' Don was part of the initial deployment to the Republic of South Vietnam. The main body deployed to Bien Hoa, a provincial capital, 29km north-east of Saigon on the banks of the Song Dong Nai River in nine C-130 loads or ‘chalks' flown by No.

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