Title: Yours Faithfully: A Record of Service of the 3rd Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment in Australia and South Vietnam, 16 February 1969 – 16 October 1971
Author: Clarke, Colin
Condition: Near Mint
Edition: 1st Edition
Publication Date: 1972
Cover: Hard Cover without Dust Jacket – 203 pages
Comments: The detailed history of the 3rd Battalion (The Royal Australian Regiment) in Vietnam 1969 to 1971.
3RAR returned to Vietnam in 1971 and relieved 7RAR on 25 February. It was based at Nui Dat and the Horseshoe. 3RAR joined with the work of pacification. 1ATF had adopted the “Pacification Program” as its first priority in April, 1969. Pacification involved seeking out and destroying the enemy in its base areas, preventing enemy access to the civilian population and helping to create a secure climate for South Vietnamese social, political and military life to develop. This work was demanding, dangerous and monotonous for the troops. It was the primary task carried out by the battalion during its second tour.
3RAR was involved in an attack on an enemy bunker system in Long Khanh province as part of Operation Overlord (6–7 June). The bunker system was captured by the battalion, along with a second bunker system further south.
On 1 October the battalion ceased its offensive operational commitment and returned to Nui Dat. It was replaced by 9RAR. On 6 October the battalion departed Vietnam, arriving in Fremantle on 16 October.
Includes Nominal Roll