1NZATTV at Chi Lang

Submitted by wo38522 on
Members of 1NZATTV with Lieutenant General Sir Leonard Thornton at Chi Lang, 1972

Members of 1NZATTV pictured with New Zealand's Ambassador to South Vietnam, Lieutenant General Sir Leonard Thornton KCB CBE, at their Chi Lang base, August 1972.

Back row (left to right): Act/WO2* (Sgt) Jim Muirhead; WO2 Tom Scott [?]; WO2 Arthur Steele; WO2 Pat Dillon [?]; Act/WO2 (Cpl) LJ Cooper; Act/WO2 (SSgt) Paul Hawke; WO2 Terry Wereta; Act/WO2 (Cpl) Jay Hurliman

Middle row (left to right): Act/WO2 (Cpl) Sam Christie; WO2 Bill McDonald; Sgt Allen Hewitt; Act/WO2 (Sgt) Billy Bold; Act/WO2 (Sgt) Kevin Thom; Act/WO2 (SSgt) Fred Mintey; Act/WO2 (Cpl) KJ Donaldson; WO2 Dave Brassey

Front row (left to right): WO1 Terry Fell; Capt Rick Ottaway; Lt GenLeonard Thornton; Maj Alby Kiwi; Maj Brian Marshall; Capt GJ Brighouse, WO2 Brian Crafts

*Note: the majority of 1NZATTV staff were posted to Chi Lang as Acting WO2 in order for them to have access to the US Officer's Mess on base. The names with a [?] following them may not be correct.


Image courtesy William McDonald


Submitted by Bob Davies on Tuesday, 1 May 2012 - 2:15pm


1. LJ Cooper was a Corporal (not LCpl) while he served with 1NZATTV and also when he was serving with Victor 3.

2. Brighouse's initials are GJ not BW.

3. The officer between Kiwi and Brighouse is not BWF Morrison (but I do not know who he is).

Submitted by Dudley on Thursday, 10 May 2012 - 6:47pm


The "unknown" officer between Maj Albie Kiwi and Capt Graham Brighouse is Major Brian Marshall RNZIR.

How to cite this page: ' 1NZATTV at Chi Lang ', URL: https://vietnamwar.govt.nz/photo/1nzattv-chi-lang, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 28-Jan-2020