Australia and New Zealand - Page 2




 
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Boots
 
August 28th, 2005  
tomtom22
 
 
Name the Australian and NZ units that were attached to and supported the US Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade in VietNam.
August 29th, 2005  
LIPS
 
 
1RAR;

161 Recon Flight (RAAF);

161 Field Battery RNZA;

105 Field Battery RAA; and

1 Field Squadron RAE.

I think thats all.
August 29th, 2005  
tomtom22
 
 
You are right!

For more info on the involvement of New Zealand in the VietNam War see the following:

http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/Gallery/...a/vietnam.html

Also see the following for info on the 1st RAR:

http://www.173rdairborne.net/1strar.htm
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Boots
September 2nd, 2005  
Bory
 
 
Alright, Which RNZN Ship, participate at the Battle of the River Plate
(Sinking of the Graf Spe)
September 14th, 2005  
Max Power
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bory
Alright, Which RNZN Ship, participate at the Battle of the River Plate
(Sinking of the Graf Spe)
HMNZS Achilles, a Leander Class Cruiser.

How many living Australian recipients of the Victoria Cross are there?

and

Who are they?
September 14th, 2005  
Bory
 
 
Two, Kieth Payne VC (1969)

and Edward Kenna VC (1945)
September 14th, 2005  
Max Power
 
Correct.

Next questions:

What was the Australian Military's worse peacetime training accident?

and,

What was the Australian Army's worse training accident?
September 18th, 2005  
LIPS
 
 
I would say the answer to both would have to be the Black Hawk accident in 1996 when 18 SASR soldiers were killed.
September 19th, 2005  
Max Power
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by LIPS
I would say the answer to both would have to be the Black Hawk accident in 1996 when 18 SASR soldiers were killed.
No.

The Blackhawk accident ranks about third in the list of training accidents.

I will provide the answers on friday.

Just to make everyone think harder:

Who were the only two Australians to have the same citations for their Victoria Crosses?
September 19th, 2005  
LIPS
 
 
What was the Australian Army's worse training accident?

Kapooka, May 1945, 26 sappers were killed.