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
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W3 veterans and next of kin, and welfare advice.
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W3 History July 1970. 2RAR/NZ was undergoing refresher training from late June until redeployed again on 13 July. W Coy and other support company elements were placed under OpCon of 8RAR to support their operations North of NUI DAT along ROUTE2. W Coy were based at FSPB LE LOI almost continuously throughout July, initially when working with 8RAR and then returning to garrison LE LOI when 8RAR abandoned the FSPB mid-month.
While at LE LOI with 8RAR W Coy were co-located with and used 161 Bty (New Zealand) artillery support for the first and only time, soldiers spending off-duty time on the gun-line.
last updated 5 June 2020
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