12 Field Regiment memorial service DPR/TV/1033

Accession Number F04292
Collection type Film
Measurement 2 min 47 sec
Object type Actuality footage, Television news footage
Physical description 16mm/b&w/silent
Maker Bull, Malcolm Norman
Place made Vietnam: Phuoc Tuy Province, Nui Dat
Date made 8 March 1969
Access Open
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

In a simple ceremony at the 12th Field Regiment's base at Nui Dat, Australian and New Zealand gunners remembered their members who had been killed in action during the Regiment's tour of duty in Vietnam. After a short address by the Commanding Officer of the Regiment, Lieutenant Colonel John Kelly, the Deputy Commander of the Australian Task Force Colonel Ken McKenzie unveiled a plaque honouring the dead. Three Army Chaplains led the troops in prayer and then dedicated the plaque. Last Post was played, the flag was lowered and the Regiment honoured their mates who would not be returning to Australian with them this month. (Also identified: RSM Les Partridge of Adelaide, SA; Bombardier Andrew Forsdike of Bankstown, NSW.)

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