Commander's Diaries

 

A Squadron

23 December 1969 - 16 December 1970 

7 September 1970

HQ (-) remains Nui Dat ; 1 Troop remained astride collapsed bridge on Route 23; 2 Troop continued rest and maintenance ,providing ready reaction force; 3 Troop continued support for Operation MASSEY HARRIS in AO Susan; and 4 Troop continued support and protection for Land Clearing Team in AI Mango.

 

8 September 1970

SHQ(-) remains Nui Dat ; 1 Troop continued to support 7 RAR in AO Carmen, returning to the horseshoe from Route 23;2 Troop continued rest and maintenance, providing ready reaction force; 3 Troop continued support for Operation MASSEY HARRIS in AO Susan; and 4 Troop continued support and protection for the Land Clearing Team in AO Mango.

 

9 September 1970

SHQ (-) remains Nui Dat; 1 Troop continued to support 7 RAR in AO Carmen; 2 Troop continued rest & maintenance  ,providing ready reaction

 

10 September 1970

SHQ(-) remains Nui Dat; 1 Troop continued support 7 RAR in AO Naomi; 2 Troop deployed on night ambush in support of 8 RAR; 3 Troop continued support for Operation Massey Harris in AO Susan; and 4 Troop continued support and protection for the Land Clearing Team in AO Mango, placing infantry night ambushes in position.

 

11 September 1970

SHQ(-) remains Nui Dat; 1 Troop continued to support 7 RAR in AO Naomi; 2 Troop continued supporting 8 RAR in AO’s Judy and Vicki; 3 Troop continued support for Operation MASSEY HARRIS in AO Susan; and 4 Troop continued support and protection for the Land Clearing Team in AO Mango.

 

12 September1970

As Above

 

13 September 1970

As Above

 

1200 hrs

3 Troop located and destroyed vegetable garden

 

14 September 1970

SHQ(-) remains Nui Dat; 1 Troop continued to support 7 RAR in AO Naomi; 2 Troop remained on standby to support 8 RAR in AO’s Judy and Vicki; 3 Troop continued support for Operation  Massey Harris in AO Susan; and 4 Troop continued support and protection for the land clearing team in AO Mango.

 

15-19 September 1970

As Above

 

20 September 1970

SHQ(-) remains Nui Dat ; 1 Troop continued to support 7RAR in AO Naomi; 2 Troop remained on stand by to support 8 RAR in AOs Judy and Vicki; 3 Troop remained Nui Dat for rest and maintenance; and 4 Troop continued support and protection for the Land Clearing Team in AO Mango.

 

21 September 1970

SHQ(-) remains Nui Dat ; 1 Troop continued to support 7RAR in AO Naomi; 2 Troop remained on stand by to support 8 RAR in AOs Judy and Vicki; 3 Troop remained Nui Dat for rest and maintenance; and 4 Troop continued support and protection for the Land Clearing Team in AO Mango.

 

22 September 1970

SHQ(-) remains Nui Dat ; 1 Troop returned to Nui Dat on completion of support task for 7 RAR in AO Naomi; 2 Troop deployed to horseshoe to support 8 RAR in AO Vicki and Naomi (reduced) ; 3 Troop remained Nui Dat for rest and maintenance; and 4 Troop continued support and protection for the Land Clearing Team in AO Mango

 

23 September 1970

SHQ(-) remains Nui Dat ; 1 Troop continued maintenance and remained on standby to support 2 RAR/NZ in AO Judy; 2 Troop remained at horseshoe to  support 8 RAR IN ao Vicki andNaomi (reduced) 3 Troop continued rest and maintenance at Nui Dat and 4 Troop continued support and protection for the Land Clearing Team in AO Mango

 

24-29 September 1970

As above

 

30 September 1970

SHQ(-) remains Nui Dat ; 1 Troop continued maintenance and remained on standby to support 2 RAR/NZ in AO Judy; 2 Troop remained at horseshoe to  support 8 RAR IN ao Vicki andNaomi (reduced) 3 Troop continued rest and maintenance and moved to vicinity …..in afternoon whilst ARV recovered bogged engineer equipment and 4 Troop continued support and protection for the Land Clearing Team in AO Mango

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 October 1970

SHQ(-) remains Nui Dat ; 1 Troop and 3 Troop continue rest and maintenance. 2 Troop supports 8 RAR in AO Naomi and remains on stand by at Horseshoe. 4 Troop supports 2 RAR/NZ and protects LCT in AO’s Judy and Mango

 

2 October 1970

AS above

General. Road Nui Dat to Vung Tau used for the first time by tanks for delivery of new vehicles from Alaska Barge and Shipping Company Wharf, following offload from LSM. Previously the road wa snot used due to bridge at 380572not being class 60. New bridge completed as class 60.

 

3 October 1970

SHQ(-) remains Nui Dat ; 1 Troop  continues rest and maintenance. 2 Troop returns to Nui Dat on completion of support for 8 RAR.. 3 Troop deploys to Horseshoe in support of 7 RAR operations in AO Naomi SHQ(-) remains Nui Dat ; 1 Troop and 3 Troop continue rest and maintenance. 2 Troop supports 8 RAR in AO Naomi and remains on stand by at Horseshoe. 4 Troop supports 2 RAR/NZ in AO Judy.

 

4 October 1970 .

SHQ(-) remains Nui Dat ; 1 Troop and 2 Troop continue rest and maintenance.3 Troop continues support for 7 RAR operations in AO Naomi SHQ(-) remains Nui Dat 1 Troop and 3 Troop continue rest and maintenance. 2 Troop supports 8 RAR in AO Naomi and remains on stand by at Horseshoe. 4 Troop supports 2 RAR/NZ in AO Judy

 

5 October 1970

As Above

 

6 October 1970

SHQ(-) remains Nui Dat. 1Troop continues rest and maintenance. 2 Troop deploys to support 2 RAR/ NZ in AO Judy. 3 Troop continues to support 7 RAR operations in AO Naomi. 4 Troop returns to Nui dat

 

7 October 1970

SHQ(-)remains Nui Dat. 1 and 4 Troops continue rest and maintenance. 2 Troop continues support for 2 RAR / NZ in AO Judy. 3 Troop continues ambush operations vicinity Route 328 in support of 7 RAR operations in AO Naomi

 

8 October 1970

SHQ(-)remains Nui Dat. 1 and 4 Troops continue rest and maintenance. 2 Troop continues to support 2 RAR /NZ in AO Judy. 3 Troop completes ambush operation and returns to Horseshoe in support of 7 RAR in AO Naomi.

 

9 October 1970

SHQ(-)remains Nui Dat. 1 and 4 Troops continue rest and maintenance. 2 Troop continues to support 2 RAR / NZ in AO Judy with night ambush. 3 Troop continues to support 7 RAR in AO Naomi.

 

0230hrs

Sqn prepared to deploy in support 8 RAR contact, 1 Troop 0A , composite Troop to form block, but remainder remain in Nui DAT on stand by, standing down ay 0345hrs. 1 Troop returned to Nui Dat the following morning.

 

10 October 1970

SHQ(-)remains Nui Dat. 1 and 4 Troops continue rest and maintenance. 2 Troop continues to support 2 RAR/ NZ in AO Judy with night ambush. 3 Troop continues to support 7 RAR in AO Naomi.