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The history of the Sixth Battalion the Royal Australian Regiment. Volume 1, Vietnam era 1965 to 1970 / Lieutenant Colonel Fred Fairhead (Rtd).

The history of the Sixth Battalion the Royal Australian Regiment. Volume 1, Vietnam era 1965 to 1970 / Lieutenant Colonel Fred Fairhead (Rtd).
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ISBN 9780648926283 (hardback)
Author Fairhead, Fred (author)
Title The history of the Sixth Battalion the Royal Australian Regiment. Volume 1, Vietnam era 1965 to 1970 / Lieutenant Colonel Fred Fairhead (Rtd).
Portion of title Vietnam era 1965 to 1970
Spine title 6RAR history.
Publisher &/or associated date/s Kent Town, South Australia : Avonmore Books, 2021.
© 2021.
Description 161 pages : illustrations (some colour), colour maps, portraits (some colour) ; 31 cm.
Note Includes index.
Summary This first volume in the history of the Sixth Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (6RAR), covers the period 1965-1970 when the battalion served on two twelve-month tours of Vietnam. It includes a background to the battalion's deployment and detailed information on both friendly and enemy weapons, units and tactics. After formation at Enoggera Barracks, Brisbane, in 1965 6RAR's first tour of Vietnam commenced in June 1966 and included the landmark battles of Long Tan and Bribie. After its return to Australia in 1967 the battalion moved to Townsville, prior to the second tour which commenced in May 1969. This second tour saw 6RAR serve within the auspices of an ANZAC battalion, alongside two New Zealand infantry companies. The tour was noteworthy for the length and success of operations and also the sad experience of mine warfare. Overall, 6RAR established a deserved reputation for battlefield proficiency during its time in Vietnam, but at the cost of 69 killed and many more wounded, some very seriously.
Subjects Australia. -- Australian Army. -- Royal Australian Regiment. -- Battalion, 6th
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Regimental histories -- Australia
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Participation, Australian
Australia -- History, Military -- 20th century
Call number 2022.116
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A00957832 2022.116
General Collection   . Available to Museum Staff .  
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