I was a Regular Force cadet from 1961 (Stewart class). transferred to the Royal New Zealand Artillery in late 1962. I served in the NZSAS 1964-65. I went to Vietnam in the origional battery in 1965. I was attached to 1 RAR at Bien Hoa and 6 RAR at Nui Dat as a radio operator for an forward observation party for 161 Bty. I was with B Coy 6 RAR at the battle of Long Tan. I left the Army in 1967 and continued to work for the NZ government until I retired in September 2010.