Army Minister Malcolm Fraser visits Da Nang. DPR/TV/413

Accession Number F10102
Collection type Film
Measurement 1 min 26 sec
Object type Actuality footage, Television news footage
Physical description 16mm/b&w/silent
Place made Vietnam: Quang Nam Province, Da Nang
Date made June 1966
Access Open
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

Minister for the Army Mr Malcolm Fraser visits elements of the Australian Army Training Team, Da Nang. He arrived at Da Nang by Caribou aircraft and at the Vietnamese's HQ, took the salute as the local Vietnamese regimental colours were 'dipped' in his honour. After conferring with Vietnamese Commanding Officer, General Hoang Xuan Lam, the minister boarded an American Chinook Helicopter to visit Australian Army advisers at their centre in suburban Da Nang. Mr Fraser saw Montagnard Tribesmen under training; also examined and fired a M79 grenade launcher before flying back to Saigon. Identified personnel: Major General Mackay, Warrant Officer (WO) Noel Stockwell of Holsworthy, WO John Wallace and WO Gordon Hunt both of Puckapunyal, VIC, Laurie Morrison of Blacktown, NSW, WO Tom Dolan of Fairfield, NSW, Captain Vin. Murphy.

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