Commander's Diaries

 

A Squadron

23 December 1969 - 16 December 1970 

11 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 continues to support 7 RAR in AO Naomi.

 

12 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 day and night ambush. 3 Troop continues to support 7 RAR in AO Naomi with day and night ambush.

 

13 October 1970

As Above.

 

14 October 1970

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

 

15 October 1970

SHQ(-) remains Nui Dat. 1 and 4 Troops continue rest and maintenance ,with 1 Troop on ready reaction and on call to support 2 RAR / NZ. 2 Troop continues to support 2 RAR / NZ in AO Judy. 3 Troop continues to support 7 RAR in AO Naomi with night ambush in vicinity Route 328.

 

16 October 1970

SHQ (-) remains at Nui Dat. 1 Troop deployed to relieve 2 Troop in support 2 RAR / NZ  in AO Judy. 2 Troop returned to Nui Dat. 3 Troop protected deployment of 161 Bty 4 Fd Regt and remained as FSB protection. 4 Troop continued rest and maintenance and assumed ready reaction tasks.

 

17 October 1970

SHQ(-)remains at Nui Dat. 1 Troop supported 2 RAR / NZ in AO Judy. 2 Troop continued rest and maintenance at Nui Dat. 3 Troop continued to provide protection at FSB Bruiser. 4 Troop remained on ready reaction at Nui Dat.

 

18 October 1970

As Above

 

19 October 1970

SHQ (-) remains Nui Dat . 1 Troop continued to support 2 RAR / NZ in AO Judy and LCT protection. 2 Troop ready reaction at Nui Dat. 3 Troop continued to provide protection at FSB bruiser. 4 Troop R & C.

 

20 October 1970

SHQ(-)Remains Nui Dat. 1 Troop continued to support 2 RAR / NZ in AO Judy and LCT protection. 2 Troop deployed as protective element for ARV recovery of unservicable  CS 1 (main engine). 3 Troop continued protection task at FSB Bruiser and in support of 7 RAR. 4 Troop R&C (4 Troop to RTU early am 21 Oct for deployment against suspected 274 position)

 

21 October 1970

SHQ(-)Remains Nui Dat. 1 Troop continued to support 2 RAR / NZ in AO Judy and LCT protection. 2 Troop continued recovery task CS 1 task delayed by RV breakdown ( clutch seal). 3 Troop protected deployment of US Arty and provided protection at FSB Scobie, remains in support of 7 RAR in AO Naomi. 4 Troop deployed in preparation for assault against suspected position of 274 Regt with a Coy 2 RAR/NZ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22 October 1970

SHQ(-)Remains Nui Dat. 1 Troop continued support 2 RAR / NZ in AO Judy and LCT protection.2 Troop returned to Nui Dat on completion of recovery CS1 and repair to ARV.3 Troop provided protection at FSB Scobie, remains in support of 7 RAR in AO Naomi. 4 Troop assaulted suspect position of 274 Regt with no results or observations. (5000m straight line in 8 hours) Assault and approach through heavy virgin jungle. A mixture of bamboo and rainforest with small patches of savannah.

 

23 October 1970

SHQ(-) Remains Nui Dat. 1 Troop continued to support 2 RAR / NZ in AO Judy and LCT protection. 2 Troop deployed to support 2 RAR / NZ in vicinity Route 15 AO Judy – ambushes against suspected VC resupply parties from Thi Thien. 3 Troop provided protection at FSB Scobie. 4 Troop continued support of A Coy 2 RAR / NZ as company searched area of suspected VC 274 Regt camp.

 

24 October 1970

SHQ (-)Remains Nui Dat. 1Troop continued to support 2 RAR / NZ in AO Judy and LCT protection. 2 Troop continued to support 2 RAR / NZ against suspect VC resupply parties from Thai Thien with ambushes. 3 Troop provided protection at FSB Scobie. 4 Troop returned to Nui Dat and  assumed ready reaction task.

 

25 October 1970

SHQ (-) Remains Nui Dat. 1 Troop continued to support 2 RAR / NZ in AO Judy and LCT protection. 2 Troop continued support 2 RAR / NZ against suspect VC resupply parties from Thai Thien with ambushes night and day. 3 Troop provided protection at FSB Scobie. 4 Troop continued rest and maintenance at Nui Dat.

 

26 October 1970

SHQ(-) Remains Nui Dat. 1 Troop continued to support 2 RAR / NZ in AO Judy and LCT protection. 2 Troop returned to Nui Dat following support of 2 RAR / NZ operation. 3 Troop provided protection at FSB Scobie. 4 Troop continued rest and maintenance at Nui Dat.

 

27 October 1970

As Above.

 

28 October 1970

SHQ (-)Remains Nui Dat. 1 Troop continued support of 2 RAR / NZ in AO Judy and LCT protection. 2 Troop continued rest and maintenance. 3 Troop provided protection at FSB Scobie. 4 Troop continued as ready reaction at Nui Dat in support of 2 RAR / NZ in AO Judy.

 

29 October 1970

SHQ (-)Remains Nui Dat. 1 Troop continued support of 2 RAR / NZ in AO Judy and LCT protection. 2 Troop continued rest and maintenance. 3 Troop provided protection at FSB Scobie. 4 Troop continued as ready reaction Nui Dat and in support for 2 RAR / NZ operations in AO Judy.

 

30 October 1970

SHQ (-)Remains Nui Dat. 1 Troop continued support of 2 RAR / NZ in AO Judy and LCT protection. 2 Troop continued rest and maintenance. 3 Troop provided protection at FSB Scobie. 4 Troop continued as ready reaction Nui Dat and in support for 2 RAR / NZ operations in AO Judy.

 

31 October 1970

As Above

 

1 November 1970

Sqn (-) remained at Nui Dat; 1 Tp continued support of 2RAR/NZ and protection of LCT (primary task) in AO Judy; 2 Tp rest and maintenance; 3 Tp continued support of 7RAR in AO Naomi and protection of US Arty; 4 Tp remained ready reaction and on call for support to 2RAR/NZ and AO Naomi

 

2 November 1970

Sqn (-) remained at Nui Dat; 1 Tp continued support of 2RAR/NZ and protection of LCT (primary task) in AO Judy; 2 Tp R&C Vung Tau; 3 Tp continued support of 7RAR in AO Naomi and protection of US Arty; 4 Tp remained readt reaction and on call for support to 2RAR/NZ and AO Naomi.

 

3 November 1970.

As above

 

4 Novemeber 1970.

Sqn (-) remained at Nui Dat; 1 Tp continued support of 2RAR/NZ and protection of LCT (primary task) in AO Judy; 2 Tp rest and maintenance; 3 Tp continued support of 7RAR in AO Naomi and protection of US Arty; 4 Tp remained ready reaction and on call for support to 2RAR/NZ and AO Naomi

 

5 November 1970.

As above.