RAAF Caribou at Vung Tau - 1RNZIR Band Tour, 1969

28 October 1969: After a short trip from Vung Tau the band disembarks from a RAAF Caribou transport aircraft at Luscombe field, Nui Dat. Watch a photo slideshow of the 1RNZIR Band tour here.

We left Vung Tau this morning by RAAF Caribou – quite an experience, these aircraft seem to go straight up and down. With reverse thrust you feel as though you’ve just landed on a cricket pitch.

Major Jim Carson (1934-2008), 1RNZIR Bandmaster
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Image courtesy Jim Carson

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