W3 Company Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment
W3 Company RNZIR saw
in South Vietnam
14 November 1969 to 10 November 1970
This New Zealand
army 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..!
a part of 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 and abbreviations. Scroll down for news of the next Company reunion.
The W3 CQMS Store is here.
W3 RNZIR History
Follow W3 Coy activities day by day
To understand the W3 RNZIR history you need to understand the environment experienced by the infantry deployed to Vietnam. Medical professionals and welfare agencies often don't realise the conditions infantry experienced during their 12 month tour in Vietnam.
last updated 17 November 2023
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|"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
news of interest to the Company is always welcome, send contributions here.
W3 RNZIR Reunions Facebook page (closed group)
The role of
the infantry is
by night and day,
this website is dedicated to New Zealand servicemen posted on active service in the Vietnam
"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers" - Shakespeare