VICTOR FOUR COMPANY

6 RAR/NZ (ANZAC) BATTALION  •  SOUTH VIETNAM 1969 – 1970

Operation Townsville

This was V4’s final Operation in Vietnam where, on the 25th March 1970
the Coy deployed from Luscombe Field ​into AO Auckland by RAAF Carabou aircraft.

FSPB Pat was still in operation and the Coy landed in a makeshift adjacent airfield.

For the next 4 weeks the Coy covered many 1000s’ of kms
on foot along dusty trails with little success.

On the 17th April 3 Platoon had a contact with the Viet Cong
which resulted in Stan Kidd being Killed in Action.

The entire 6 RAR Bn were withdrawn on the 23rd April.

V4 were extracted by APC in a memorable, hot and dusty final journey
back to Nui Dat complete with a captured enemy flag.

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