Dr J.A. Forbes visits Australians in Vietnam. DPR/TV/267-268

Accession Number F10081
Collection type Film
Measurement 11 min 15 sec
Object type Actuality footage, Television news footage
Physical description 16mm/b&w/silent
Date made 9 July 1965-11 July 1965
Access Open
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

The Minister for the Army Dr J A Forbes, arrived at Tan Son Nhut airport, Saigon, for a three day visit to Australian soldiers. Apart from visiting 1RAR and Australian Logistic Support Company at Bien Hoa the minister travelled to outlying stations to talk with members of the Australian Army Training Team who are serving with Vietnamese units in the field. During his stay he had discussions with Vietnamese Government leaders and military officials. Dr Forbes was greeted by Brig-General Bui Huunhun, representative of Vietnamese High Command, the Prime Ministers Protocol Officer, Mr Khiet and a representative from Vietnamese Foreign Affairs Department. Also present were Mr J. Fernandez, Australian charge D'affaires, Commander A A F V Colonel O D Jackson and services Attache Colonel J Maxwell. After his visit to Australian Forces, Vietnam Dr Forbes accompanied by the Secretary Department of the Army Mr Bruce White left Tan Son Nhut airport by RAAF Dakota for Malaysia the next stage of his tour. Identified personnel: Sergeant Aubrey Spinney of Sydney, Corporal Bernie Burston of Sydney, Mr Bruce White, Major M J Nusgrave of Melbourne, Lieutenant Colonel A V Preece, MVO, OC AATTV, Major General Nguyen Chamn Thi, Lieutenant Colonel C H A East MBE, Captain Geoff C Skardon of Bathurst, Warrant Officer Ray Folbigg of Sydney, Warrant Officer Bill Abigail of Port Lincoln SA, Warrant Officer Andy Arnold of Campbelltown NSW, Warrant Officer John Langridge of Sydney, Lance Corporal Bob Stein of Maryland, Brigadier General Williamson OC 173rd Airborne Bde, Colonel Maxwell, Aust. Mil. Attache, Lieutenant Colonel Brumfield OC 1RAR, Major P G Sharp, Captain T J Buckley, Warrant Officer Class 2 John Christensen, Private Jim Pearhurst of Sydney, Corporal Mike Taylor of Longreach QLD, Second Lieutenant Graeme Bolitho of Melbourne, Major Ian McFarlane, Private Bill Noble, Private Daniel Danaheo, Private Ross Mangano of Granville, Private Tony Brennan of Gympie, Corporal Terry Loftus of Camperdown, Private Dave Cullen of Mooloolah, Private Graham Owens of Dover TAS, Private Jim Lang. Cameraman Warrant Officer Class 2 Bryan Dunne.

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