ANZAC DAY

Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that broadly commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders “who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations” and “the contribution and suffering of all those who have served”.  Here are some photos of these warriors in action.

Australian troops travelling in an M113 armoured personnel carrier (APC), provide protection for East Timorese firefighters, the Bombeiros, as they attempt to put out a major fire lit by fueding ...

Australian troops travelling in an M113 armoured personnel carrier (APC), provide protection for East Timorese firefighters

The cross of Long Tan, Vietnam 2013. During the Vietnam War, 108 Australian soldiers stood against some 1,500 to 2,500 Vietnamese forces near the village of Long Tan.  The enemy forces were soundly defeated.

The body of Private Michael (Mick) Alwyn Bourke, 1 RAR, is farewelled at a ceremony at Tan Son Nhut airbase before being flown back to Australia. Just weeks after arriving in Vietnam, 1RAR suffered its first casualties when Private William Carroll’s grenade pin caught and released as he leaped off a truck after the battalion’s first operation. The subsequent explosion killed Carroll, Privates Mick Bourke and Arie Van Valen, and an American, Private First Class D. Pierson.

The body of Private Michael (Mick) Alwyn Bourke, 1 RAR, is farewelled at a ceremony at Tan Son Nhut airbase before being flown back to Australia.

Several unidentified Australian soldiers lie strapped to their stretchers in a tiered formation inside a RAAF Hurcules aircraft, whilst two nurses check on them prior to their flight to either Saigon or Butterworth for recuperation. All personnel are unidentified. 1966

Several unidentified Australian soldiers lie strapped to their stretchers in a tiered formation inside a RAAF Hurcules aircraft, whilst two nurses check on them prior to their flight to either Saigon or Butterworth for recuperation. All personnel are unidentified. 1966

 

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial will be held at the RSA Memorial at the Manukau Memorial Gardens on August 21.

Vietnam Veterans Day commemorates 37 dead Kiwi soldiers

Tracker Dog by Peter Haran- A true Australian Vietnam War Story

The Australian Tracker Dog Unit in the Vietnam war

No. 9 Squadron RAAF Iroquois in Vietnam.

No. 9 Squadron RAAF Iroquois helicopter in Vietnam.

Members of the Royal New Zealand Artillery (RNZA) firing an M2A2 Howitzer

Members of the Royal New Zealand Artillery (RNZA) firing an M2A2 Howitzer.

 

I wanted to post these photos to honor those men and women from Australia and New Zealand who fought to defend the South Vietnamese people against the communists from the north.

 On this Anzac Day:   Salute !

 

 

Author: Dennis Hickey

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