5RAR Tiger Logo Nui Dat

 
Nui Dat 1969-70

This photograph is an aerial view
of the 1st Australian Task Force looking towards the south-east. The hill named Nui Dat can be seen in the centre and Luscombe Field (airstrip) can be seen to the left of Nui Dat.

The 5th Battalion, during its first tour, was given the task of securing the area to enable the establishment of the 1st Australian Task Force. The battalion lines on both tours were in the 'rubber' to the north of the airstrip. (lower left-hand corner) with the exception of D Company who upon the completion of Operation Hardihood, mounted a defensive position on the western face of Nui Dat Hill and remained there until the SAS took over.



 

 

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