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Ptes Michael Clough and Laurie Carroll, part of an A Company patrol during Operation Bondi in 1970.

Operation Bondi 1970

the task of Bondi 1 was to cordon and search the hamlets of Duc Trung, Binh Ba and Duc My of Binh Ba village. A departure from normal cordon and search practices was that the cordon troops moved into position by day and closed the cordon at 1830 hours (6.30 p.m.) when all rubber workers were back inside. This technique subsequently proved far superior in respects to the traditional night approach march and cordon positioning. The key factor in this type of operation - surprise - and was successfully achieved. This is borne out by the contact with the squad from D440 who tried to enter the village while the cordon was in position, and by the number of enemy suspects who were detained during the screening process. Ptes Michael Clough and Laurie Carroll, part of an A Company patrol during Operation Bondi in 1970.

 

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