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ID number F03997
Title A day in the life of the Badcoe club DPR/TV/825
Collection Film
Object types
  • Actuality footage
  • Television news footage
Maker Thurgar, Kevin Denham
Place made Vietnam: Vung Tau Special Zone, Vung Tau
Date made April 1968
Physical description 16mm/b&w/silent
Measurement 7 min 23 sec
Video Download video 32.71 MB
Note Open


Whether it be to get away from the dust at Nui Dat or the blowing sand at the Logistic Support base at Vung Tau, the ideal place to do it is at the Peter Badcoe Club. The club, named after Victoria Cross winner Major Peter Badcoe, is sited less than 200 yards from the South China Sea. Two bars and a snack bar provide the Diggers with beer, soft drinks and a variety of light meals. A swimming pool is at present under construction and tennis, squash and volleyball courts have been planned for the future. But at present the most popular outdoor sports are swimming, surfing and board riding. Inside the Club a recreation room allows for table tennis, billiards and snooker and poker machines. Other facilities are an armoury and changing rooms while an accommodation block to house a company of troops at a time has almost been completed. Each Sunday, troops from throughout Phuoc Tuy Province who can be spared from operational commitments can be entertained at the Club by a local band or a visiting United States or Australian concert party. (Also identified: Capt Murray Taylor; Club manager Warrant Officer Fred Tanner of Adelaide, SA.

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