5RAR Association Website
operations conducted 1969-70
 


 

australian infantryman's combat badge
operations conducted by the battalion 1969-70

Captain Mike Battle

Captain M. R. Battle was the intelligence officer during the Battalion's second tour. Captain Battle compiled and edited the unit's Year Book, "The Year of the Tigers" which we have referenced for operations conducted by the Battalion 1969 - 70.

OPERATION QUINTUS THRUST
MARCH 1969

 'Reconnaissance in Force' Operation. To prevent enemy forces approaching Baria from the west. Here

OPERATION FEDERAL OVERLANDER MARCH 1969

To react to a significant enemy
threat to the US bases in the
Long Binh and Bien Hoa area. Here

OPERATION DEERSTALK
APRIL 1969

To react to a significant enemy
threat to the US bases in the
Long Binh and Bien Hoa area. Here

OPERATION SURFSIDE
APRIL 1969

To locate and destroy the Viet Cong D445 Battalion. Here

OPERATION TWICKENHAM 1
MAY 1969

Ambushing of the Nui Thi Vai Mountains. Here

OPERATION ROADSIDE
MAY 1969

To block enemy movement of the 5th Viet Cong Division. Here

OPERATION TWICKENHAM 2
MAY -JUNE 1969

Search and destroy in the Nui Bao and Nui Dinh mountains. Here

OPERATION HAMMER
JUNE 1969

The Battle of Binh Ba. Here

OPERATION TONG
JUNE 1969

C Company attacks the Viet Cong occupying the village of Hoa Long. Here

OPERATION ESSO 1, 2 &3
JULY 1969

The enemy use of mines. Here

OPERATION DISTANT TRUMPET
JULY 1969

To disrupt a reported planned offensive by the Viet Cong D445 Battalion. Here

OPERATION CAMDEN
JULY-AUGUST 1969

To protect a US Land Clearing Team and conduct a Reconnaissance in Force operation. Here

OPERATION KINGSTON
SEPTEMBER 1969

To locate and destroy D445 VC Battalion. Here

OPERATION KINGS CROSS
OCTOBER-DECEMBER1969

To prevent a large scale offensive against Route 15 posts. Here

OPERATION BONDI 1 & 2
DECEMBER-FEBRUARY 1970

 The cordon and search of the hamlets of Duc Trung, Binh Ba and Duc My and the return home to Australia. Here


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

Bibliography
Editor, Battle M. R. (1970), The Year of the Tigers Sydney Australia, 5 RAR Association

BACK TO CONTENTS PAGE