Vietnam: been, seen and done (6 RAR)

Accession Number F04916
Collection type Film
Measurement 22 min
Object type Home movie
Physical description 8mm super/colour (Kodachrome)/silent
Maker Neervoort, John Bart
Place made Vietnam: Phuoc Tuy Province, Fire Support Base Picton
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

Opening scene during Operation Ross at FSPB Discovery, situated in a rubber plantation near the village of Xuyen Moc in eastern Phuoc Tuy province. Cpl Robert Joseph Bettany gets annoyed with the camera's attention. Operation Marsden followed on from Operation Ross. FSPB Picton located further north in more open savannah. Shot of Tracker Platoon members with shirts off enjoying the sun. Shot of 2Lt Hohn Bart Neervoort washing socks. Scene of a Tracker Platoon patrol leaving FSPB Picton. Shots of various helicopters landing at Picton. Scene of US 155mm Howitzer battery at Picton.
Helicopter ride to summit of Nui May Tao mountain on the border of Phuoc Tuy, Binh Tuy and Long Khanh provinces.
Lt Col David Matheson Butler (CO 6 RAR) in Bell Sioux helicopter. Pipe Major Alexander McLeod-Lee plays the bagpipes as the Australian and Battalion flags are raised.
Tracker Platoon prepares to leave summit and patrol down ridgeline. Scene of aerial resupply, dropping rations through the tall trees.
Back at Nui Dat, scene of armoured personnel carriers (APCs) on road. Road convoy north of Nui Dat through Binh Ba to Ap Ngai Giao for a cordon and search. Close up of Sgt Phillip Paul 'Butch' Buttigieg cleaning M79 grenade launcher.

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