C Company 7 RAR South Vietnam 1967-1968

Accession Number F03641
Collection type Film
Measurement 46 min 46 sec
Object type Home movie
Physical description 8mm standard/colour (Kodachrome)/silent
Maker Brown, Neil
Place made Vietnam: Phuoc Tuy Province, Nui Dat, Luscombe Airfield, Vietnam: Phuoc Tuy Province, Xuyen Moc, Vietnam: South Vietnam, Saigon
Date made 1967-1968
Access Open
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Source credit to This item has been digitised with funding provided by Commonwealth Government.

Reel 1. First few scenes taken at Singapore on the way to South Vietnam. Aerial view of paddy fields prior to landing at Ton Suon Nuit Airport Saigon. Overnight stay at US Camp Alpha, Saigon prior to Wallaby Flight to Luscombe airfield Nui Dat. Helicopter landing at Luscombe. Shot of Company Sergeant Major (CSM), 'C' Company (Coy) Warrant Officer Class 2 (WO2) Ted Lewis walking over. Scenes of cooking. Armoured personnel carriers (APCs) arriving to depart on an operation. Officer Commanding (OC) 'C' Coy, Major (Maj) Graham Chapman and Coy Signalman 'Scotty'. Private (Pte) Willy Hay taking a message at a table. Vietnamese children at Hoa Long. Entrance to the Coy Command Post at Nui Dat. APCs bringing in 8 Platoon from an operation. 'C' Coy sign. Men having a Hot Box lunch. Concert at Nui Dat. 'C' Coy lines. Pte Blanchard of the Signal Platoon. Signal Platoon 7 RAR sign. Support Company lines. Construction of OC's house over Command Post. On operation overlooking paddy fields. A single airplane spraying defoliant. Lance Corporal (L Cpl) Neil Brown drinking tea. Standing approximately 5 feet from L Cpl Brown is Pte Les Hiddins later know for the ABC TV series Bush Tucker Man. Aircraft spraying directly overhead. On operation, a village search. L Cpl Neil Brown changing aerials on the 25 wireless set at Nui Dat. Landing area near 'Swan Moc'. The unit's interpreter. Helicopters landing at Swan Moc. Shot of the OC Maj Chapman lying down. Demonstration of the new helicopter gunships at Nui Dat. One of the Battalion's 106mm Recoiless Rifles. 'C' Coy preparation and departure for an operation, most probably Operation 'Sante Fe' November 1967. Unit was air transported on this operation by US Chinook helicopters. Reel 2. 'C' Coy cement mixer in use. Pte Marvin Walter Ayres of Lalor Park, NSW is one of the men using the mixer. Pte Ayres was later KIA during a bunker battle on Operation 'Coburg' February 1968. Members of 'C' Coy. A US spotter aircraft taking off from Luscombe. Shot of Pte Willy Hay 'C' Coy Admin Net Sig. 'C' Coy disembarking from Helicopters. 'C' Coy marching in columns of three from Luscombe to the Coy Lines. Reel 3. A game of Volley Ball at 'C' Coy lines. 'The Road Runner' 'C' Coy lines. Formal Guard going on duty. Entrance to 'C' Coy Command Post. Pan left to 'C' Coy Wet Mess and Kitchen. Corporal (Cpl) Charlie Fizzel. L Cpl Neil Brown cleaning 25 set radio parts then adjusting telephone line terminals. Pte 'Mack' McLaughlan untying, lowering and cleaning the diopole aerial. Armoured Personnel Carriers (APC) arriving to take the Coy out on an operation. Heading out on APCs. Reel 4. Village clearance, moving villagers to a new village. APCs arriving and heading back to Nui Dat after the operation. OC's house built over the underground Command Post in 'C' Coy lines. Evening at ARVN post on a standing patrol outside the newly built village just south of Binh Ba. Captain (Capt) John Phillips, Pte Farmer, Pte Mike Williams MM, Cpl 'Blue'. 'Mr Everyman' arrives. Patrol members going over to have tea.

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