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Captain Stinson of 5RAR issuing ammunition

5RAR Military Assistance Team May 1969


Lieutenant Steve Stinson, Officer in Charge of the 'Team' is issuing equipment to members of the local Regional Force (RF) and Popular Force (PF) soldiers at Phuoc Hoa on Route 15.

During Operation Twickenham, a local South Vietnamese RF/PF Company came under the control of 5 RAR.

This experiment in building up the confidence of the local troops and encouraging them to venture out and operate away from their defended posts showed some promise. Their tactic was usually one of static defence, but with Australian liaison officers, this company ventured out and searched the south-western corner of the Area of Operations (AO).

 

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