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Between 1965 and 1972, elements of the Royal Australian Navy saw continuous service in Vietnam…at sea, ashore and in the air. This unique new volume takes an in-depth look at the largely-forgotten naval aspects of Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War.
Authored by Sea Power Centre – Australia historians John Perryman and Brett Mitchell, this unique volume sets out the RAN’s operational service in Vietnam between 1965 and 1972, covering the activities of:
• Destroyers on the gunline
• Fleet Air Arm contributions to a US Army helicopter assault company and RAAF No. 9 Squadron
• Clearance Diving Teams
• Logistic support, with transport and escort ships
• Plus HQ and Embassy support and Fleet Band tours
Although the Vietnam War was not markedly a naval conflict, for the 13,500 members of the RAN who saw active service it was definitely a high-tempo environment. This book shows that the RAN’s contribution, although small compared to that of the USN, was diverse and played a significant part in the Australian Forces’ overall commitment.
REVISED EDITION 2nd edition
Product Code: BKG005