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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History: The tempo of operations in PHUOC TUY Province [and elsewhere in SVN] declined in April 1970 after US and ARVN forces crossed into and started to conduct operations within eastern Cambodia, occupying and destroying large communist base areas and sanctuaries along the eastern border with SVN. Allied operations especially in the Parrots Beak area west of PHUOC TUY meant many NVA/VC operations dependant on support from Cambodian bases were abandoned and small groups of VC were left to scatter or wither, particularly in the distant provinces such as where W3 Coy operated in the second half of their year-long tour.
last updated 4 March 2018
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this website is dedicated to all New Zealand servicemen posted on active service in the Vietnam conflict - "We few, we happy few, we band of brothers" - Shakespeare