Presentation of awards to members of 1st Australian Task Force who served in the Battle of Long Tan, 18 August 1966, by Brigadier Oliver David Jackson as Commander 1st Australian Task Force, South Vietnam 1966-1967

Place Asia: Vietnam, Phuoc Tuy Province, Long Tan
Accession Number S03498
Collection type Sound
Measurement 11 min 45 sec
Object type To be confirmed
Physical description 1/4 inch sound tape reel; KODAK; 3 3/4 ips/9.5 cm.s; mono; 7 inch
Maker Logan, Lance
Logan, Lance
Date made January 1967
Access Open
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
Copyright

Item copyright: Commonwealth of Australia copyright

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Description

Recipients of awards are Major Harry Arthur Smith MC 6th Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment, Warrant Officer Class 2 John William Kirby DCM 6th Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment, Sergeant Robert Stanley Buick MM 6th Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment, Corporal Robert Boyd Rutherford MM 6th Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment, Lance Corporal Ronald Maxwell Eglinton MM 6th Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment, Lieutenant Francis Adrian Roberts MID 1st Armoured Personnel Carrier Squadron, 2nd Lieutenant Dennis Claude Rainer MID 5th Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment, 2nd Lieutenant Geoffrey Martin Kendall MID 6th Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment, 2nd Lieutenant David Rae Sabben MID 6th Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment, Corporal Phillip Ness Dobson MID 6th Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment, Private William Alexander Akell MID 6th Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment, Sergeant George Graham Chevalley BEM 6th Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment. 2nd Lieutenant Peter John Schuman MC 3rd Special Air Service Squadron had already returned to Australia. The DSO had been awarded to Brigadier Oliver David Jackson Commander 1st Australian Task Force previously. Major Harry Smith and Lance Corporal Ron Eglinton speak after receiving their awards. Eglinton was the first National Serviceman ever to be awarded the Military Medal.

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