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operations conducted by the battalion 1966-67

Robert J. O'Neill Author of the book Vietnam Task

   CAPT. Robert J. O'Neill was the Battalion's intelligence officer from August 1966 and unit historian during its first tour. He authored the book 'Vietnam Task,' which the Webmaster has referenced for operations conducted by the Battalion in 1966 - 67.
   He was "Chichele Professor of the History of War, All Souls College, University of Oxford," and is now retired.

OPERATION HARDIHOOD
MAY 1966

The Clearance of Nui Dat and the establishment of the 1st Australian Task Force. Here

OPERATION SYDNEY 1 & 2
JULY 1966

The clearance of Nui Nghe and the cordon and search of the village of Duc My. Here

OPERATION HOLSWORTHY
AUGUST 1966

The reclamation of the village of Binh Ba. Here

OPERATION DARLINGHURST AND TOLEDO AUGUST 1966

A frustrated effort. Here

OPERATION CROWSNEST
OCTOBER 1966

Assistance for the village of Duc Thanh. Here

OPERATION CANBERRA
OCTOBER 1966

Clearing the Nui Thi Vai Mountains.
Here

OPERATION QUEANBEYAN
OCTOBER 1966

Return to the Nui Thi Vai Mountains. Here

OPERATIONS YASS AND HAYMAN
NOVEMBER 1966

Cordon and search of Phuoc Hoa village and the clearance of Long Son Island. Here

OPERATION INGHAM
NOVEMBER 1966

An isolated outpost. Here

A RE-EVALUATION OF STRATEGY

A review of the operational strategy used by 5RAR up to this period.
Here
OPERATION CALOUNDRA
JANUARY 1967

Operations against the VC village cadres. Here

OPERATION CAMDEN
JANUARY 1967

Cordon and Search of Hoa Long Village. Here

OPERATION BEAUMARIS
FEBRUARY 1967

The Cordon and Search of An Nhut.
Here

OPERATION RENMARK
FEBRUARY 1967

Clearing a Mountain. Here

INTERDICTION IN THE EAST, THE HORSESHOE AND THE FENCE FEBRUARY-MARCH 1967

Here

THE FINAL BALANCE

1966-67 in review  Here

 

Thus ends the Fifth Battalion's first tour in the Republic of South Vietnam

Bibliography
O'Neill J. Robert (1968), Vietnam Task,   Melbourne Australia, Cassel Australia Ltd.

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