In May-June 1968, New Zealand, Australian and United States forces were involved in a series of actions at FSB Coral and FSB Balmoral, around 20-kilometres north of Bien Hoa.
On 18 August 1966, D Company of 6RAR encountered a 1500-2000 strong NVA and VC force in the Long Tan rubber plantation five kilometres east of Nui Dat.
Film footage of a rugby match played between New Zealand's 161 Battery (maroon jerseys) and 6th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (black jerseys) at Ba Ria, South Vietnam in 1966.
Ruka Hudson lost his legs after stepping on a mine during the Vietnam War. He has gone on to become a successful artist, proud father and grandfather, korowai teacher, fluent te reo Maori speaker and keen fisherman.
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New Zealand military personnel and civilian volunteers served in the jungles, skies, hospital wards, training camps, and offices of South Vietnam from 1963 to 1975.
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Hi Roscoe, thanks for this. I have contacted Jack Hayes who compiled the roll and he says the following:
'Roscoe is partly correct. He cannot see the dates of birth but we can and that identifies clearly that these are two separate men.
A search of the NZDF database shows the following:
42420 Pte Tairea Tairea, RNZIR DOB (1.10.1943) served in V4.
731184 Pte Tinokura (aka John) Tairea , RNZIR DOB (19.10.1948) served in V6.
The name as given by Roscoe is not as recorded in the NZDF Database – ‘John’ is only used in later correspondence and his terminal dental files – his Personal files (PF, DPF and UPF) all list him as Tinokura Tairea. '
We will update our pages accordingly.
This is NOT Tairea TAIREA-!!! this is Tinokura John TAIREA-!!
if you look at the x2 TAIREA - you will see you have named them both as Tairea-!!
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Stephen(Roscoe)Rosser - Dieppe Barracks Historian.