Destination Vietnam 1969 (Home video)

Accession Number F04913
Collection type Film
Measurement 17 min
Object type Home movie
Physical description 8mm super/colour (Kodachrome)/silent
Maker Neervoort, John Bart
Place made At sea, Australia: Queensland, North Queensland, Townsville
Date made 1969
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 Donor J B Neervoort

Home movie relating to the service of John Bart Neervoot. Includes footage of 6 RAR embarking from Townsville to travel to Vung Tau, South Vietnam, on board HMAS Sydney; Early morning on the parade ground at Lavarak Barracks, Townsville as 6 RAR prepares to embark; Shot of Mount Stuart, Castle Hill in the distance; Pan of the Esplanade at Townsville; Scenes of family and friends farewelling troops; On board the Magnetic Island ferry heading towards HMAS Sydney (ship 214) lying off Townsville; Rendezvous with HMAS Cook off the north Queensland coast; Rendezvous with patrol boat HMAS Attack (P89), off the northern Australian coast; On the deck of HMAS Sydney, (left to right) Major Peter Belt (no hat or shirt); Lt Rodney Chandler (won MC); Lt Paul Jackson; Lt Peter Marks-Chapman (KIA); then 2Lt John Neerboort removing hat and displaying haircut; HMAS Vampire (D11) coming alongside; Personnel transferred via bosun's chair; Shot of sterns of destroyer HMAS Vampire and frigate HMAS Stuart (F48); the escorts for HMAS Sydney; HMAS Stuart comes alongside for refuelling at sea.

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