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
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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.
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service language. Scroll down for news of the next Company reunion.
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W3 History December 1969. 1 December 6RAR/NZ (ANZAC) began Op MARSDEN in AO GULLIVER operating on and around the remote NUI MAY TAU mountains in NW Phuoc Tuy Province, an area that had escaped regular operations thus allowing 84 Rear Service Group and other VC provincial organisations the freedom to build a logistic rear area to support VC operations. 6RAR/NZ (ANZAC) companies located and destroyed extensive logistic facilities and large caches of supplies. However W Coy operations were again a side-show with the Coy placed to a flank and away from the major VC facilities on and around the mountains. Despite this 1Pl was first to have a serious clash with VC on 3 December.
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bravery and sacrifice, but most of them for
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48th Anniversary was held in Mosgiel New Zealand 16 - 18 November 2018
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