Colonel Reginald John Gardner OBE (Rtd) as the lieutenant colonel Commanding Officer 4th Field Regiment, South Vietnam 1967-1968, interviewed by Colonel David Chinn MBE (Rtd)

Place Asia: Vietnam, Phuoc Tuy Province, Long Hai Hills
Accession Number S01861
Collection type Sound
Measurement 48 min 37 sec
Object type Oral history
Physical description digital audio tape (DAT); BASF DM 120; 44.1kHz; 16 bit; stereo
Maker Gardner, Reginald John
Chinn, David Alexander
Australian War Memorial
Brassell, Bill
Date made 23 September 1998
Access Open
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use, permission from copyright holder must be sought for commercial use
Source credit to Official History Unit oral history program
Description

Colonel Gardner speaks of: his military career and preparing 4th Field Regiment for service in South Vietnam 1967 - 1968 as commanding officer; Operation Pinnaroo 27 February to 8 April 1967, a 1 ATF operation against VC forces in the Long Hai hills in the south of Phuoc Tuy province, in particular the employment of 4th Field Regiment and other artillery (US army, US navy ship etc) allotted; 4th Field Regiment's other significant operations in South Vietnam: Operation Petersham, Operation Paddington and Operation Coburg; the personalities and styles of command of two commanders of 1st Australian Task Force, Brigadier Graham followed by Brigadier Hughes.

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