We Were Reos
Richard Bigwood and Andrew Bigwood
During the Vietnam war all Australian units except Infantry rotated fresh replacements through them as people were returned to Australia.
The Battalions trained as a unit in Australia with all arriving in "Country" together. It was only as they suffered casualties being killed or wounded or National servicement went home the Battalion required re-enforcements (REOs).
These soldiers had to demonstrate their worth to be accepted as they could be sleeping in a dead mate's bed in the section where he was a dependable friend. This put added pressure on "the new bloke" as well as adjusting to being in a war zone.
Soft cover, photographs, 227 pages.