Wallet 1 of 2 - Official records relating to the Vietnam War service of Lieutenant Colonel Colin Maurice Townsend, 1966

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Accession Number AWM2021.22.144
Collection number 3DRL/6117
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type Wallet
Item count 9
Object type Official Record, Map
Physical description 120 Image/s captured
Maker Commonwealth Government of Australia
Place made Australia, Vietnam
Date made 1966
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use
Source credit to This item has been digitised with funding provided by Commonwealth Government.
Description

Collection relating to the Vietnam War service of 17000 Lieutenant Colonel Colin Maurice Townsend, Commanding Officer of the 6th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment, 1966.

Wallet 1 of 2 - Collection contains an outline of Operation Smithfield as recorded in the log of Headquarters 1st Australian Task Force (1ATF) that details the involvement of D Company, 6th Battalion who were later awarded the United States Presidential Citation. Collection also contains several documents relating to Operation Smithfield including a fighting patrol report dated 12 August 1966, commanding officer's orders, verbal orders, after action report dated 7 September 1966, after action report dated 2 November 1966, as well as a draft copy. Collection also consists of two maps of Nui Dat and Long Tan.