106th Field Workshops recovery team DPR/TV/1105

Accession Number F04336
Collection type Film
Measurement 1 min 49 sec
Object type Actuality footage, Television news footage
Physical description 16mm/b&w/silent
Maker Combe, David Reginald
Place made Vietnam: Phuoc Tuy Province, Nui Dat
Date made 23 May 1969
Access Open
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

The 106th Field Workshops, based at Nui Dat, is equipped with an armoured personnel carrier fitted with a crane, which is driven into combat areas to repair damaged carriers and tanks on the spot. During recent operations against Viet Cong units in Phuoc Tuy Province, a number of enemy mines have been detonated by tanks and carriers. As soon as the area around the damaged armoured vehicle has been secured the field repair team, carrying their tools and replacement parts aboard the modified carrier, move into the field. All members of the team, including the driver and the crew commander (gunner) are qualified tradesmen. Because of the importance of armoured vehicles to the Task Force effort, it is imperative that any damaged vehicles are repaired as quickly as possible, and return to operational duty in the field. (Identified personnel: Craftsman Allen Butler of Blacktown, NSW; Cpl Brian Carlyle of Glenelg, SA; Cpl Frank Owen of Puckapunyal, Vic).

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