SAS in Vietnam DPR/TV/1272

Accession Number F04438
Collection type Film
Measurement 30 min 58 sec
Object type Actuality footage, Television news footage
Physical description 16mm/b&w/sound and silent
Maker Bellis, Christopher John
Place made Vietnam: Phuoc Tuy Province, Nui Dat
Date made April 1970
Access Open
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

Patrol commander briefing his men before they get ready to go out to find the enemy. Patrol 'camming up' before they leave camp in vehicles. Patrol arrives at Kangaroo pad to board helicopters. Insertion. Patrol moving in jungle. SAS patrol returning to base, cleaning weapons, moving off to tents, and second patrol returns. Men play basketball for pleasure and to keep fit. Assault craft training in river. Helicopters taking off with patrol. Group of SAS running to keep fit. Trooper (Tpr) Graham Smith, 25, of Annerley, Qld; Tpr Roger Kaczmarek, 23, of Croydon Park, SA; Tpr James Raitt, 24, of Bentley, WA; telling of incidents with the enemy in the jungle. Interview with OC of 1 SAS Squadron, Major Teague. Pilots speaking to each other on intercom.

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