Ba–Ria Was a small village north of ALSG Headquarters in Vung-Tau
Midway spec. curv. DAYLIGHT MOON
The Battle of Midway in the Pacific Theater of Operations was one of the most important naval battles of World War II. Between 4 and 7 June 1942
AUSSIE VICTORY AS POLLEN PARENTS POD PARENT
The Battle of Xa Cam My was a battle of the Vietnam War fought over two days -Operation Abilene was aimed at the local Viet Cong D800 Battalion.
Ap My An BUCKO ‘BECKITT’
Operation Bribie (17–18 February 1967), also known as the Battle of Ap My An, was fought during the Vietnam War in Phuoc Tuy province between Australian and Vietcong. ...
Balmoral AVRIL’S GOLD ‘FINE’
The Battle of Coral–Balmoral (12 May – 6 June 1968) was a series of actions fought during the Vietnam War between the 1st Australian Task Force (1 ATF) and Viet Cong and North Vietnamese forces
Bien-Hoa RUTHERFORD GALAXY ‘STRIPES’
Bien Hoa Air Base is a Vietnam People's Air Force military airfield located in South-Central southern Vietnam about 25 kilometers from Saigon near the city of Biên Hòa within Dong Nai Province.
Binh-Ba MEMORIA ALICIA ‘GREENWOOD’
The Battle of Binh-Ba was one of the major engagements fought by Australians in Vietnam, (6–8 June 1969), also known as Operation Hammer, the soldiers of 5RAR - fought a combined communist force of North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong, including a company from the 33 NVA Regiment and elements of the Viet Cong D440 Provincial Mobile Battalion, in the village of Binh-Ba, 5 kilometers (3.1 mi) north of Nui Dat in Phuoc Tuy Province. RF (Vietnamese Regional Force) Reaction Company from Ba-Ria.
Cam-Ranh BRINAWA CHARM ‘DARK’
Cam Ranh Bay was the major port of entry for U.S. military supplies and personnel in South Vietnam. Located approximately 200 miles northeast of Saigon on the southern bulge of Vietnam.
Coburg VIVID ‘WHITE/RED BANDS
YET TO BE REGISTERED
Operation Coburg 24 January − 1 March 1968 - An Australian military action during the Vietnam War. The operation saw heavy fighting between the 1st Australian Task Force and North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong during the wider fighting around Long Binh and Bien Hoa. American and South Vietnamese intelligence reports had indicated that an imminent communist offensive during the Tet New Year festival was likely, and in response the Australians were deployed away from their base in Phuoc Tuy Province to bolster American and South Vietnamese forces defending the Long Binh–Bien Hoa complex north-east of Saigon. 1 ATF deliberately established fire support bases astride the communist lines of communication in the vicinity of the village of Trang Bom, expecting that they would attempt to destroy them. The Australians subsequently clashed with the Viet Cong during early patrols in Area of Operation Columbus,
Da-Nang TIE-DYE ‘PRETTY’
a Nang Air Base (1957–1975) was a Republic of Vietnam Air Force (VNAF) facility. The United States used it as a major base during the Vietnam War (1959–1975), stationing Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine units there.
Fromelles AUSSIE ANGEL – O / U - NAMED by DUNO
Fromelles was the first major battle fought by Australian troops on the Western Front. Directed against a strong German position known as the Sugar Loaf salient, the attack was intended primarily as a feint to draw German troops away from the Somme offensive then being pursued further to the south. 9 July 1916 - 20 July 1916
Gang Toi INTENSE ‘PRETTY’
YET TO BE REGISTERED
Battle of Gang Toi (8 November 1965) was fought during the Vietnam War between Australian troops and the Viet Cong. The battle was one of the first engagements between the two forces during the war and occurred when A Company, 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (1 RAR) struck a Viet Cong bunker system defended by Company 238 in the Gang Toi Hills, in northern Bien Hoa Province. It occurred during a major joint US-Australian operation codenamed Operation Hump.
Hun-Chu PEEWEE ‘JAYEL’
The first major battle that involved US ground forces, Ia Drang /Hun-Chu saw them suffer 96 killed and 121 wounded at X-Ray and 155 killed and 124 wounded at Albany. Estimates for North Vietnamese losses are around 800 killed at X-Ray and minimum of 403 killed at Albany.
Kham Duc IVORY ‘BUTTERCUP’
Was a major battle of the Vietnam War (also known, in Vietnam, as the "American War"). The event occurred in Khâm Đức, now district capital of Phước Son District, then in Quảng Tin Province (now part of Quảng Nam Province, South Vietnam), between 10–12 May 1968. During the Tet Offensive of 1968, the Vietnam People's Army (PAVN) 2nd Division tried to capture Da Nẵng but their attacks were quickly blunted by elements of the U.S. 1st Marine Division, the American Division,
Khe San ROSELLA ‘CLARET’
The Battle of Khe Sanh was conducted in northwestern Quảng Trị Province, Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam), between 21 January and 9 July 1968 during the Vietnam War. The belligerent parties were elements of the United States (U.S.) III Marine Amphibious Force (III MAF), 1st Cavalry Division, the U.S. Seventh Air Force, minor elements of the South Vietnamese Army (ARVN) against two to three division-size elements of the North Vietnamese Army (NVA). Who could forget the Cold Chisel classic in 1975 with Jimmy Barnes the lead opening with” left my heart to the sappers round Khe Sanh and my soul was sold with my cigarettes to the blackmarket man”.
Lone Pine CLASS ‘PRETTY’
Battle of Lone Pine. 6th August to 9th August 1915. One of the most famous assaults of the Gallipoli campaign, the Battle of Lone Pine was originally intended as a diversion from attempts by New Zealand and Australian units to force a breakout from the ANZAC perimeter on the heights of Chunuk Bair and Hill 971.
Long Thanh BEAST ‘TUMBI’
The Battle of Long Tan (18 August 1966) took place in a rubber plantation near Long Tan (Long Thanh) in Phuoc Tuy Province, South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. The action was fought between Australian forces and Viet Cong and North Vietnamese units after 108 men from D Company, 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (6 RAR) clashed with a force of 1,500 to 2,500 from the Viet Cong 275th Regiment, possibly reinforced by at least one North Vietnamese battalion, and D445 Provincial Mobile Battalion. Morning revealed that the Viet Cong force, estimated at 2,500, had been badly mauled. 245 Viet Cong bodies were found in the battle area. The Australians had lost 18 killed, 17 from D Company (including the young platoon commander of 11 platoon) and one from 1st APC Squadron, and 24 wounded.
Mekong MOLLY DUNNE ‘HENK’
The 173rd Airborne Brigade (US) started out the new year on January 1, 1966, with a major strike into the Mekong Delta. Operation Marauder, as the mission was dubbed, soon found its quarry, the VC 267th Main Force Battalion, and a three-day battle ensued. An article in the January 14, 1966, issue of Time magazine aptly summarized the significance of Marauder: 'Members of the 173rd Airborne swept out in Operation Marauder into the Plain of Reeds in the Mekong Delta. Penetrating an area so thoroughly held by the VC that government troops had not ventured in for six months
Nha-Trang LORIKEET ‘#1’
Nha Trang, a city on the central coast of South Vietnam, fell to the communist forces in May of 1975. Nha Trang played a key role in the Vietnam War as the site of an American-operated Air Force Base, from 1966 to 1974.
Nui-Dat ANNE’S RAINBOW ‘SURPRISE'
Nui Dat is the former name for a part of Ba Ria city now in Ba Ria–Vung Tau province, Vietnam. It is not the name of an official ward, it just means "clay hill". In 1966, when the area was part of the then Phuoc Tuy Province it was the location of a prominent Australian military base in South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. The site was chosen in 1966 and was built mainly by men from the 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment. The occupation of Nui Dat required the removal of all inhabitants from within a 4,000-metre (4,400 yd) radius of the base in order to ensure the security of the facility.
Pinaroo ANGELLENE – N ROPER
The only unit sent to Vietnam was the C Squadron of the 1st Armored Regiment, consisting of 2 tanks in command platoon, 2 Centurion ARV Mk.2 tanks, two Centurion AVLB bridge layer tanks and three reserve regular Centurions. All these vehicles were loaded on SS Japerit in Sydney and reached Vu Tang on 24.2.1968. After short training with infantry, they participated in March 1968 in their first combat operation, called “Pinaroo”. Its task was to destroy strong Vietcong units, occupying the badly accessible Long Hai mountain range, south from the main Australian forces base in Nui Dat. During the three week operation, the tanks proved themselves to be very good at destroying enemy positions.
Saigon BURGUNDY CREAM “#2’
The Fall of Saigon was the capture of Saigon, the capital of South Vietnam, by the People's Army of Vietnam and the National Liberation Front of South Vietnam (also known as the Viet Cong) on April 30, 1975. The event marked the end of the Vietnam War and the start of a transition period leading to the formal reunification of Vietnam into a Socialist Republic governed by the Communist Party.
Tan Son Nhut GRACEMERE ‘MOUSETACHE’
Tan Son Nhut Air Base (Vietnamese: (1955–1975) was a Republic of Vietnam Air Force (VNAF) facility. It is located near the city of Saigon in southern Vietnam. The United States used it as a major base during the Vietnam War (1959–1975), stationing Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine units there. Following the Fall of Saigon, it was taken over as a Vietnam People's Air Force (VPAF) facility and remains in use today.
Ulmarra ELLEN SURPRISE ‘CLYDE’
Members of 5 Platoon, B Company, 7th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (7RAR), just north of the village of Phuoc Hai, beside the road leading to Dat Do. United States Army Iroquois helicopters are landing to take them back to Nui Dat after completion of Operation Ulmarra, the cordon and search by 7RAR of the village of Phuoc Hai. Operation Ulmarra was part of Operation Atherton, conducted by 2RAR/NZ (Anzac) (The Anzac Battalion comprising 2nd Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment (2RAR) and a component from the 1st Battalion, Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment) and 7RAR.
Vung-Tau RAY’S DREAM ‘BIG SPOTTED’
Vũng Tàu is a seaside city of Ba Ria – Vũng Tàu Province in Southern Vietnam. The city area is 140 km2 (54 sq mi), consists of thirteen urban wards and one commune of Long Son Islet. Vũng Tàu is the capital of the province since the province's founding, and is the crude oil extraction center of Vietnam. This became the Australian Forces ALSG Headquarters.
Winston ELLEN ‘ATLANTA’
Named after Winston Churchill
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