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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W3 History October 1970.
W Coy started and
finished October 1970 working from their lines in NUI DAT. For the
first week of October W Coy were
the 1ATF ready reaction force. During this period when not on sentry, patrolling or being
called to react to VC sightings the troops relaxed in an attempt to regain
health, tidy up the lines and anticipate their withdrawal back to
Singapore. When they returned to AO JUDY [centre of mass YS360700] on 8 October,
there were only three weeks of operations left in the 12-month tour.
There was only one contact with VC in October 1970.
read about W3 Coy activities in October 1970
last updated 18 September 2021
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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
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48th Anniversary was held in Mosgiel New Zealand 16 - 18 November 2018
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