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2nd Lt Dave Paterson commanded 8 Platoon - Killed In Action 20 March 1971 Huey Charlie Company Site Banner, displaying the RAR Corps Badge, US Presidential Citation, Vietnam Campaign Ribbons & Infantry Combat Badge
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THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN REGIMENT

Nine Australian infantry battalions of the Royal Australian regiment (RAR) served in Vietnam from 1965-1973 and it's members brought much distinction and credit upon themselves and the Australian Army. The Battles of Long Tan, Coral. Balmoral, Baria and Binh Ba are now etched in history in the true tradition and spirit of ANZAC.

Individual battalion boards cost $Au95.00 each plus $Au10.00 P&H
To order send e-mail to
ross.smith@bobwood.net


Mike English from Alpha Company has written a detailed history of 3 RAR's Tour Of Duty in South Viet Nam 1971.

THE RIFLEMEN

Mike English from Alpha Company has written a detailed history of 3 RAR's Tour Of Duty in South Viet Nam 1971. If you are interested in how an Infantry Battalion operated in South Viet Nam, then this is an excellent book and will give the reader an insight into the inner workings of an Australian Combat Battalion.
http://www.warbooks.com.au/IndividualBooks/theriflemen.html


The book also gives a detailed account of going through Rookie training, preparing for Service Overseas ... an excellent book that gives good detail on how 4 RAR Infantry soldiers operated. Although they operated differently from members of Charlie Company, it still is interesting.

IN GOOD COMPANY

An excellent book that gives 4 RAR's side of the 1971 Tour Of Duty. There were times that 3 RAR and 4 RAR co-operated in joint operations. This book shows what 4 RAR were doing. The book also gives a detailed account of going through Rookie training, preparing for Service Overseas ... an excellent book that gives good detail on how 4 RAR Infantry soldiers operated. Although they operated differently from members of Charlie Company, it still is interesting.
http://www.garymckay.com.au/prod01.htm


Sergeant Robert "Dogs" Kearney's first Tour of Duty in South Viet Nam in 1966 with 5 RAR.

CROSSFIRE

Sergeant Robert "Dogs" Kearney's first Tour of Duty in South Viet Nam in 1966 with 5 RAR. This is a story of a specialist rifle Platoon ... The Reconnaisance Platoon.

Again their story is different to Charlie Company 3 RAR's story, but it adds to the rich tapestry of the Australians in Viet Nam.
http://www.vietnam-crossfire.com/


Trackers

TRACKERS

THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE AUSTRALIAN DOGS OF WAR

Peter Haran was posted to Vietnam in 1967 when he was nineteen years old. Before leaving for Vietnam, Haran completed an intensive dog handling training course. Caesar, a black labrador-kelpie mix would have a huge impact on Peter Haran's life.
http://www.vietnam-crossfire.com/

 
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