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Sunday, 24 July 2011 - 12:19pm

During the battle at Long Tan I was busily trying to get myself below ground level by trying to dig a hole lying down. It was amazing what you can achieve when you are being shot at. My attention was taken by a man 'standing' beside me, and he was asking me how I was doing!

Sunday, 17 July 2011 - 10:47am

On 27 May 1965, the New Zealand Government, after a great deal of anguish and hand wringing, announced that it was to send 161 Battery RNZA for active duty in Vietnam. I must confess that I and the rest of the Battery greeted that decision with glee.

Thursday, 23 June 2011 - 1:08pm

This tale was compiled at my urging by Bruce ‘Issy' Isbister and is designed to put to bed once and for all the myths surrounding our ‘acquisition' of an NVA staff car.

Thursday, 23 June 2011 - 12:51pm

This is the fourth in an occasional series of tales relating to Victor 3 Company's tour. It is recorded in my 'battle diary', which appears to include pages fashioned out of toilet paper from ration packs.