2NZATTV - 'Security' at Cam Ranh Bay airfield

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2NZATTV - 'Security' at Cam Ranh Bay airfield

On the day of 2NZATTV's departure from SVN, 19 Dec 72, a Montagnard soldier mans an M60 machine gun mounted on a jeep – the unit's total effort at 'securing' the twin 10,000-feet runways of a by then completely empty Cam Ranh Bay airport. The RNZAF had insisted on the 'securing of the airfield' as the B-170 Bristol Freighters usually flew into Nha Trang 30 km north, declining unit requests to use Cam Ranh Bay which was opposite Dong Ba Thin and thus very much closer.


JSPRO Singapore photo

How to cite this page: ' 2NZATTV - 'Security' at Cam Ranh Bay airfield ', URL: https://vietnamwar.govt.nz/photo/2nzattv-security-cam-ranh-bay-airfield, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 02-Oct-2019