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Delta Company 4RAR/NZ Plaque / March 2013
Delta Company 4RAR/NZ Plaque / March 2013
Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

A plaque commemorates the members of Delta Company who served, suffered and died in the service of their country and pays reference to its service in Vietnam in 1971 -1972.

Two Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment Companies, V (Victor) and W (Whisky), joined the Battalion and it became 4RAR/NZ (Anzac) Battalion for its twelve month tour of Vietnam. During its year long tour in South Vietnam the Battalion completed 11 major operations and five operations of company size.  It was subsequently replaced by 6RAR on 1 May 1969 and departed for Australia on 19 May 1969. Total casualties during the deployment included 19 killed and 97 wounded

4RAR subsequently underwent a period of further training in Australia, and subsequently returned to Vietnam for its second tour in May 1971. For 4 RAR/NZ (ANZAC), this final tour gave the Battalion the honour of being the last ANZAC Battalion to serve in South Vietnam (also 4 RAR was the last Battalion to leave Borneo in 1966). As the last Battalion out of South Vietnam, it was witness to the unique circumstances of the withdrawal, none of them being foreseen during the deployment to South Vietnam. During its tour of duty the Battalion killed 91 enemy and captured 5 for the loss of eight 4 RAR/NZ (ANZAC) soldiers.

 

 

Location

Address:Wharf Street, Memorial Walkway, Tweed Heads, Tweed Heads , 2485
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.17
Long: 153.544172
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Vietnam
Actual Event STart Date:1971
Actual Event End Date:1972

Dedication

Front Inscription

                      DELTA COMPANY
                     4RAR/NZ (ANZAC)
                       VIETNAM 1971 -72
             
IN MEMORY OF ALL MEMBERS OF
            
DELTA COMPANY, 4 RAR/NZ (ANZAC)
           
BATTALION, WHO SERVED, SUFFERED
      
OR DIED, IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY

Source: MA
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