Viet Cong Camp 2nd
Photo of Bill O'Mara taken on the 30th
May 1969 at the entrance to a well-used Vietcong camp.
6 Platoon B Company came across this large camp during
Operation Twickenham 2. It was well hidden by the surrounding scrub and the
jungle canopy made it cool and damp. A number of bamboo tables and
footbridges were evident. A long split bamboo pole was set into the
water stream and ran out 5-6ft above ground level. Ideal for
showering and a water collection point.
Although the VC camp was deserted that day, we sadly lost
Drummond as a result of a tragic accident. Andy was one of the most
popular members of B Company. I remember him as a non- drinker and
many a time it was left to Andy to get the guys who were a little
worse for wear, back to camp and bed; in our days at Holsworthy.
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