[1 Independent Armoured Workshop South Vietnam Feb-Aug 1968]

Accession Number F03749
Collection type Film
Measurement 7 min 60 sec
Object type Home movie
Physical description 8mm super/colour (Kodachrome)/silent
Maker Taylor, William James
Place made Vietnam: Phuoc Tuy Province, Nui Dat, Luscombe Airfield, Vietnam: Phuoc Tuy Province, Phuoc Le, Vietnam: Vung Tau Special Zone, Vung Tau
Date made February 1968-August 1968
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 This item has been digitised with funding provided by Commonwealth Government.

View of Nui Dat (geographical feature) also known as 'SAS Hill' taken from the site of 1 Independent Armoured Squadron Workshop. Followed by panoramic view of part of Task Force area showing the location of the Kangaroo Pad helicopter Landing Zone. Sergeant (Sgt) Sid Russell with the 'C' vehicle servicing Landrover and trailer. Iroquois and Chinnook helicopters around Nui Dat picking up stores from Kanga Pad. Brief shot of CFN R Moxey. Local entertainers at the Peter Badcoe Club then scene at Beachcomber Club (US) at Vung Tau. View of the beach area restricted for service personnel. Mortar and weapons pits constructed to stage 3 by Workshop personnel. Workshop showers and latrines, hot water provided by modified 'Choofa' followed by view of part of perimeter fence near Workshop lines. Part of the tent lines of Workshop personnel. Sgt Bill Taylor with polished 20 pounder shell being from the first round fired by Centurion Tanks in SVN. The first HE, Canister and AP rounds fired in SVN were polished and returned to Australia to various locations. Sgt Nick Blakeney (?) returning from the shower. Stage show at Luscombe Bowl, Nui Dat with entertainers from Australia. Street scene of Baria. View of General Engineering Platoon area. Vietnamese workers 'Ling' and 'Miss Cookie' who worked for Bill Taylor during a 3 week detachment to 2 Advanced Ordance Depot Vung Tau, to prepare captured enemy weapons for return to Australia. Monitor lizard outside 'C' Squadron Sergeant's Mess in Nui Dat. Helicopter uplift for insertion of troops to forward area. Helicopter gunship. Aerial spraying insecticide/herbicide over 1 Task Force area Nui Dat. Proceeding along Highway 15 NW of Baria on SW side of Nui Dinh (Warburton Mountains) to establish a Fire Support Base whilst tanks ambushed river traffic on the nearby Song Thi Vi. [Adapted from donor's scene listing]

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