Commander's Diaries

 

A Squadron

23 December 1969 - 16 December 1970 

29 November 1970.

Sqn (-) remained at Nui Dat; 1 Tp ready reaction; 2 Tp continued to support 2RAR/NZ and protect LCT (first priority); 3 Tp continued to support of 7RAR in AO Naomi; 4 Tp supported 2RAR/NZ ambush ops in vicinity of Hoa Long.

 

1455hrs

2 Tp reacted from FSB Melissa to suspected VC base containing 30 members of D65.  Inf conducted sweep without result.

2110hrs. Ready reaction Tp (1 Tp) alerted for move to Xuyen Moc, departed Nui Dat at 2240hrs with Task Force ready reaction Force.  One vehicle broke down vicinity of the Horseshoe and recovered by 3 Tp to that location.  Remaining vehicles reached Xuyen Moc at 2400hrs.

 

1 December 1970.   

SHQ remained Nui Dat; 1 Troop ready reaction Nui Dat; 2 Troop protecting land clearing team at NDP Melissa; 3 Troop supporting 7RAR in AO Naomi; 4 Troop op con 2RAR/NZ, ambushing near Hoa Long by night and returning to Nui Dat by day.

 

2 December 1970.   

As above.

 

3 December 1970   

SHQ remained Nui Dat; 1 Troop op con 2RAR/NZ, ambushing near Hoa Long by night and returning to Nui Dat by day; 2 Troop protecting land clearing team at NDP Melissa; 3 Troop supporting 7RAR in AO Naomi; 4 Troop ready reaction Nui Dat.

 

4--6 December 1970.   

As above.

 

7 December 1970.   

SHQ remained Nui Dat; 1 Troop ready reaction Nui Dat; 2 Troop protecting land clearing team at NDP Melissa; 3 Troop supporting 7RAR in AO Naomi; 4 Troop op con 2RAR/NZ, ambushing near Hoa Long by night and returning to Nui Dat by day.

 

8--9 December 1970.   

As above.

 

10 December 1970.   

SHQ remained Nui Dat; SHQ Troop op con 2RAR/NZ ambushing near Hoa Long by night and returning to Nui Dat by day;1 Troop Nui Dat; 2 Troop protecting land clearing team at NDP Melissa; 3 Troop supporting 7RAR in AO Naomi; 4 Troop ready reaction.

 

11 December 1970.   

SHQ remained Nui Dat; SHQ Troop op con 2RAR/NZ ambushing near Hoa Long by night and returning to Nui Dat by day; 1 Troop ready reaction Nui Dat; 2 Troop protecting land clearing team at NDP Melissa; 3 Troop supporting 7RAR in AO Naomi; 4 Troop Nui Dat. 

 

12 December 1970.   

SHQ remained Nui Dat; 1 Troop op con 2RAR/NZ ambushing near Hoa Long by night and returning to Nui Dat by day; 2 Troop ready reaction Nui Dat; 3 Troop supporting 7RAR in AO Naomi; 4 Troop protecting land clearing team at NDP Melissa.

 

13--15 December 1970.  

As above.