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.
The W3 CQMS Store is here.
W3 History November 1969. At this link is the administration programme published by the W3 advance party. The programme was required to fit around the departure of W2 Coy on the same day that the main body arrived, [the first W2 flight out using the incoming aircraft carrying the first W3 contingent in etc], explaining why the W3 people were being directed to move into the W Coy accommodation from 0800 hours 14 November despite having been in-country for a fortnight. The programme anticipated the arrival of the first contingent at 1100 hours, but given the problem with the aircraft while taking off from Changi it is likely the actual arrival time was three hours later around 1400 hours and the 2nd flight arrival at Nui Dat much later than 1730 hours.
read about W3 Coy activities in November 1969
last updated 24 October 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
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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48th Anniversary was held in Mosgiel New Zealand 16 - 18 November 2018
W3 RNZIR Reunions Facebook page (closed group)
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infantry is the major combat element of the Army, frontline soldiers and the backbone of Army service
this website is dedicated to New Zealand servicemen posted on active service in the Vietnam
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