Warrant Officer Class 2 James Atkinson as an administrative warrant officer 1st Australian Rest and Convalescent Centre, Private Russell Charles Briggs as a member of 5th Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment, Gunner Mervyn Douglas Nairn as a member of Detachment 131st Divisional Locating Battery and Private Robert John Stuart as a member of 5th Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment, all South Vietnam 1966-1967, interviewed by Major Lance Logan

Accession Number S03482
Collection type Sound
Measurement 7 min 21 sec
Object type Oral history
Physical description 1/4 inch sound tape reel; BASF; 7 1/2 ips/19 cm.s; mono; 5 inch
Maker Atkinson, James
Briggs, Russell Charles
Nairn, Mervyn Douglas
Stuart, Robert John
Logan, Lance
Date made 1966
Access Open
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
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Description

Atkinson speaks of the facilities for soldiers at the Rest and Convalescent Centre, Vung Tau and the role of the Centre in providing casualty recuperation. Briggs and Stuart speak of their appreciation of their five days' rest and convalescence at Vung Tau following Operation Queanbeyan, in the Nui Thi Vai complex of Phuoc Tuy Province, South Vietnam, October 1966, and Nairn of similar appreciation after a counter-mortar defence of 1st Australian Task Force base, Nui Dat.
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  • Listen to Warrant Officer Class 2 James Atkinson as an administrative warrant officer 1st Australian Rest and Convalescent Centre, Private Russell Charles Briggs as a member of 5th Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment, Gunner Mervyn Douglas Nairn as a member of Detachment 131st Divisional Locating Battery and Private Robert John Stuart as a member of 5th Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment, all South Vietnam 1966-1967, interviewed by Major Lance Logan

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