Dr William (Bill) Stewart-Thomson, Wing Commander (ret), discusses his career in the RAF 1949 - 1968, including a period attached to RAAF, 1966-68, in an interview with Craig Tibbitts

Accession Number S05422
Collection type Sound
Object type Oral history
Physical description digital audio file
Maker Australian War Memorial
Preston, Lenny
Stewart-Thomson, William MacKenzie
Tibbitts, Craig
Date made 19 December 2012
Access Open
Conflict Period 1950-1959
Period 1960-1969
Vietnam, 1962-1975
Period 1940-1949
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use
Source credit to AWM Oral History Program
Description

Whilst attached to the RAAF in 1966-68, Dr Stewart-Thomson was involved with organising aeromedical evacuations of troops from Vietnam. He participated in the medevac of 48 serious casualties from Vung Tau after a sustained action in August 1966. This action later became known as the Battle of Long Tan.

  • Listen to Dr William (Bill) Stewart-Thomson, Wing Commander (ret), discusses his career in the RAF 1949 - 1968, including a period attached to RAAF, 1966-68, in an interview with Craig Tibbitts
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