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..!
Use the website to
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.
The W3 CQMS Store is here.
9 June W3
Coy returned to NUI DAT
to start a series of platoon and section strength patrols
to the West of NUI DAT.
Coy HQ and one platoon remained within NUI DAT during the remainder of
June. In common with other 1ATF units there was no significant operational
contact with the VC once the Company's part in Op CAPRICORN finished,
indeed the 1ATF Intelligence Summary for 8 - 14 Jun 70 reported a
regular theme that "VC continue to avoid offensive action except for
mining activity against opportunity targets, supply activity appears to
be increasingly difficult, there were [only] 7 contacts by 1ATF
in which 2 VC were killed and 4 probably killed".
last updated 25 June 2017
|"New Zealanders have written themselves
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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Personal stories and photographs from W3 veterans and their families are encouraged and
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next reunion Dunedin November 2018
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The role of
the infantry is
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