An Iroquois helicopter from No 9 Squadron, lands in a paddy field, 15 km south east of the 1st ...

Place Asia: Vietnam
Accession Number VN/67/0022/12
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative 35mm safety base
Maker Ward, Barrie Thomas Burrill
Place made Vietnam: Phuoc Tuy Province
Date made 17 February 1967
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Description

An Iroquois helicopter from No 9 Squadron, lands in a paddy field, 15 km south east of the 1st Australian Task Force (1ATF) Headquarters, to pick up men of the 6th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (6RAR), during Operation Bribie against Viet Cong (VC) guerrillas. The helicopters give the troops mobility and speed and enables them to attack the enemy when he least expects it.

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