First tour operations - June 1968 to June 1969
Operation
4 RAR/NZ
Enemy
Duration (days)
WIA*
WIA
KIA
KIA*
Redwing 1        
Kosciusko 6   1 2 1
Toan Thang II 26 1 1 4 1
Merino 8   4 11 + 3 1 6
Lyre Bird 32 1 6 4 1
Innamincka 6     1 1
Hawkesbury 13 4 21 25 5
Sceptre 9     8 4
Stirrup Cup 1     1  
Track Duster 6 2 6 2  
Capital I 18 1 1 6 3
Capital II 28 1 8 20 3
Goodwood I 34 2 5 17 3
Goodwood II 24 4 8 20 + 13 1 16
Federal 34   6 26 12
Overlander 9   8 14 6
Stafford 15   5 17 1
TAOR & MAT Patrols   1   5  
Horseshoe Patrols   2 4 6 1
TOTALS 270 2 19 64 205 64
Second tour operations - May 1971 to March 1972
Iron Maiden 10     1  
Bhowani Junction 1        
Overlord 9   1 1  
Hermit Park 43 1 8 37 3
Iron Fox 8 1 7 12  
North Ward 44     11  
Ivanhoe 14 5 30 14+15  
Valiant 3        
South Ward 32        
TOTALS 164 7 46 91  
3. 5 enemy were taken prisoner-of-war.
Operation
4 RAR/NZ
Enemy
Duration (days)
WIA
WIA
KIA
KIA
Vietnam humour
For a unique, first-hand record of the operations in South Vietnam of 4 RAR/NZ, their experiences and anecdotes, 2 books have been produced by the soldiers of the battalion. Priced at $50 each + $10 postage they are worthy resources about the battalions tours of duty.
*   KIA = Killed In Action     WIA = Wounded In Action
1.  The second number indicates the number killed by Aircraft and/or Artillery fire.
2. The total does not include TAOR, MAT or Horseshoe patrols.
Other achievements - Captured items
Enemy personnel 9  
Weapons 230 Rifles, mortars, light and heavy machine guns & recoilless rifles
Grenades and mines 424  
Expolsives 410.3 kgs  
Mortar & Artillery shells 262  
Rice 42,874 kgs  
Salt 740.3 kgs  
      4 RAR/NZ ANZAC was supported by other units throughout the tour of duty.
These were units from Royal Australian Armoured Corps, Royal Australian Artillery, Royal Australian Air Force, Royal Australian Engineers and Australian Army Aviation Corps.

             Click HERE for more information concerning these distinguished units.
Vietnam operations & results
Some statistics of the battalion's two tours of duty.

For a description of the operations, click on VIETNAM OPERATIONS in the menu at left.
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