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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W3 History February 1970. During early February 1970 W3 Coy continued operations to the west of Route 2, enjoying further success in a number of daily contacts with NVA or VC. Mid month they were withdrawn for their first 48-hour recreational leave in Vung Tau and then replaced A Coy 6RAR/NZ as the garrison at the Horseshoe permanent base SE of NUI DAT and on the outskirts of DAT DO.
Having settled in to a routine within the Horseshoe Maj Torrance started a period of refresher training where one platoon would be absent on patrol tasks while the other platoons had an opportunity to work on new operational procedures and to do range practise with individual and section weapons.
last updated 3 December 2018
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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."
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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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