Battle of Binh Ba 1969
During the Battle of Binh Ba from 6 to 8
June 1969 the 1st Australian Task Force Ready Reaction Force
consisting of 5RAR (the Tactical HQ, B and D Coys and the Assault
Pioneer Platoon) reinforced by tanks, APCs, artillery, engineering
elements and aerial support, was commanded by CO 5RAR, LtCol Colin
In this picture soldiers of 6 Platoon B Company
5RAR, supported by Centurion Tanks of No 4 Troop, 1st Armoured
Regiment, assault from the rubber plantation towards the
enemy-occupied Duc Trung approx. 500 metres north of Binh Ba. The
Australians inflicted heavy casualties on a strong force of the
North Vietnamese Army.
The soldiers from the tank are:
Pte Ray Frauenfelder, Pte Peter Wardrope, Cpl Peter Pezet, 2Lt Bob
Hutchison, Pte Greg 'Spike' Dwiar, Pte Bill 'Boong' Errington, Cpl.
Alun 'Taffy' Hill, Pte Doug McKeller, Pte Mick Cox, ?