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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August 2RAR/NZ continued Op CUNG CHUNG II in AO DROVER NE with Bn HQ based at FSPB GAIL
near the coast. 2 August W Coy rejoined 2RAR/NZ in the field on
recce and ambush ops until 10 August, had a break at VUNG TAU from 11 -
13 August and then remained in NUI DAT as the 1ATF Ready Reaction Force
until 22 August.
full control of 2RAR/NZ [having been deployed on mostly independent
sub-unit missions since 2RARís arrival in May 1970] the more experienced
and practised W Coy now had to manage the stifling leadership manner
imposed by CO 2RAR, especially his CONTROL of platoons in contact, and
the minutiae of unit administration
last updated 29 July 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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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