W3 Company Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment
W3 Company RNZIR New Zealand Army was on
in South Vietnam
This veterans website
the history of the New Zealand infantry company that deployed to South Vietnam in November 1969
as part of the
New Zealand contingent
that fought alongside Australian and other
Welcome..! Haere mai..!
Research the New Zealand army involvement in the
Vietnam war. Find service and personal
stories and photos of W3 Company, family stories,
email addresses of
W3 veterans and next of kin, and welfare advice.
Read a glossary of
service language. Scroll down for news of the next Company reunion.
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W3 History October 1969. "We left Terendak late evening on the 28th and bussed to Singapore through the night. I recall leaving from the Company HQ with the rest of the company there to see us off. We then flew by RNZAF Bristol Freighter to Ton Son Nhut. We were late getting away from Changi because there were some problems with the plane so we landed in Saigon later than expected. That caused problems getting an RAAF Caribou flight and we eventually (mid afternoon) flew to Nui Dat by USAF Hercules. On arrival Keith Henson and I went straight to our respective Spt Coy platoons until the W3 main body arrival on the 14th. I had a couple of days familiarisation in Nui Dat then went to FSB Discovery to meet the mortar platoon commander and observe operations before coming back a couple of days before the main-body arrival." - Cpl Mark Binning69
last updated 8 October 2020
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into a special place in our history books,
many of them for deeds of exceptional
bravery and sacrifice, but most of them for
simply giving their all in duty, in courage, and in dogged determination to fight for peace and freedom from tyranny."
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48th Anniversary was held in Mosgiel New Zealand 16 - 18 November 2018
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this website is dedicated to New Zealand servicemen posted on active service in the Vietnam conflict - "We few, we happy few, we band of brothers" - Shakespeare