Stark, Bruce John (Captain)

Accession Number PR88/184
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement Extent: 3 cm; Wallet/s: 2; Oversize: 1
Object type Papers
Maker Australian Army
Stark, Bruce John
Place made Vietnam
Date made 1965-1966
Access Open
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition

Collection relating to the Vietnam War service of Captain Bruce Stark, 105 Field Battery and 1 Field Regiment RAA, 1965-66.

Wallet 1 of 2 - contains two folders of operational documents.

Folder 1 contains: GS Instruction 16/65 Annex E, composition of 105 Field Battery and 105 Battery Sec, LAD, RAEME dated 8 August 1965; operational analysis and minutes of debrief on Operation Chequerboard 9-19 December 1965, Operation Marauder 1-7 January 1966, Operation Crimp 9-14 January 1966, Operation Roundhouse 10 February 1966, Operation Mastiff 15 February 1966, Operation 7/66 2 March 1966, Operation Silver city 9-22 March 1966 and Operations Sydney I and Sydney II 6-23 July 1966; troops information sheets numbers 1-6 dated 4 July - 28 August 1966; return to Australia troop information and checklist dated 21 September 1966; and nominal roll for 105 Field Battery RAA dated 23 September 1966.

Folder 2 contains two US Army papers on 3rd Battalion 319th Artillery: Operations October 1965 and an officers' roster dated 17 October 1965. Also contains a hand drawn map titled ' Annex B (opns overlay) to OPORD 15-65', 1RAR Intelligence Section translation by W S Burchett of article from the magazine 'Liberation women' dated 1 June 1965, Military History Section unit history sheet for March 1966 (copy), and a typed humorous form letter from 'Australian Armed Forces Vietnam' [undated].

Wallet 2 of 2 - contains various reports involving movements by helicopter and details concerning the unit's return to Australia. Also includes an AMF pocket book SVN [undated] and a 1RAR Anzac Day service program for 1966.

Collection also contains five maps: 3 maps of Nam Phan (one annotated); one map of Bien Hoa; and one map of Vung Tao.