9SQN Nui Dat December 1970
No. 9 SQN RAAF SVN aircrew photograph, Nui Dat, SVN in December 1970
13 SAS Patrol Emplaned for Insertion
Above: A ‘hot’ extraction of an Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) long range reconnainssance patrol by an Iroquois helicopter of No 9 Squadron. The pilot and captain of the aircraft on this mission was Lieutenant Commander Rowley Alan Waddell-Wood, who was also officer-in-charge of the detachment of RAN pilots who served with No 9 Squadron from February 1968 to March 1969. Image: Flying Officer Alexander (Alex) Gall. ©Australian War Memorial.
Late June 1966, Dennis Olsen, Crewman, No. 9 SQN RAAF SVN and a No. 9 SQN RAAF Iroquois. Dennis’ tour period was 13 April 1966 until 09 June 1967.
Vung Tau group photo 1971
No. 9 SQN RAAF SVN photograph, Vung Tau, late 1971
No. 9 Squadron hangar tool board; ‘Huey’ Warner at left. Hugh Warner, Airframe Fitter, served with No. 9 SQN RAAF SVN from25 May 1967 until 22 May 1968.
Airframe Fitters ‘Robbie’ Gee and Ken Bischof, No. 9 SQN RAAF SVN, ‘at work’ in the Vung Tau hangar in June 1967
RNZAF Pilots awaiting morning transport to the No. 9 SQN RAAF SVN Vung Tau flight line were L/R: ‘Punchy’ Paterson and Gordon Wood, circa mid-1970.
‘HAX’ was 24 years of age, the squadron’s youngest pilot and DFC recipient when this No. 9 SQN RAAF SVN photo was taken. Source: AWM
No. 9 SQN RAAF SVN Pilots at an evening briefing in May 1971 at Vung Tau airfield. The three RNZAF pilots in this group are SQNLDR Robin Klitscher DFC, FLTLT Ian Clark and FLGOFF Chris Peters.
‘Kiwi’ pilots Robin Klitscher and Brian Senn RNZAF awaiting the VIPs at a Fire Support Base (FSB) in 1971.
L/R: Chris Peters and Brian Senn, RNZAF in 1969.
AVM Robin Klitscher CBE, DFC, AFC, RNZAF (Ret’d). RK was an impressive, no nonsense and highly respected and likeable officer and pilot who excelled in all aspects of his tour of duty with No. 9 SQN RAAF SVN (Author’s Comment from personal observation).
Corporal John ‘Snow’ Coughlan
L/R: Ian Fogarty, Joe Driver and Tony Lea at their RAAF Pilots’ Course Graduation function in 1968.
Squadron Leader Brian Dirou, DFC post-Vietnam service 1971
Nev Pratt, ADG and No. 9 SQN RAAF SVN Gunner, pictured at the Bushranger starboard twin M60 gun station sometime during his SVN tour 22 December 1969 until 25 December 1970.
Bob Upham, GDPLT re-arming a No. 9 SQN RAAF SVN ‘Bushranger’ gunship at Kanga Pad, Nui Dat in late 1970
Al Lamb and Peter Robinson loading a 9SQN gunship at Nui Dat in 1969 Source: unknown.
Jack Lynch, pilot, No. 9 Squadron RAAF SVN, re-arming the mini-guns on one of the ‘Bushies’ in 1969 – 1970. Source: unknown.
No. 9 SQN RAAF SVN Land Rover and gun trailer at Vung Tau airfield.
Door Gunner of a Gunship
9SQN door gunner – image Bob Upham
No. 9 SQN RAAF SVN, Ian Fogarty GDPLT with George Edwards DFM, ADG/Iroquois Gunner, in 1969.
Helicopter Insert of Sappers with their tracker dog – hot, wet and dangerous work. Source: Graeme Chalmers No. 9 SQN RAAF SVN late 1970.
An Australian tracker dog and soldier in SVN. Source: AWM
A youthful Chris Beatty in a 9SQN RAAF ‘Huey’ in 1969.
SQNLDR Frank Clough DFC GDPLT, No. 9 SQN RAAF SVN photographed at a squadron meeting during his second No. 9 SQN tour, in late 1970.
One of the dedicated National Serviceman, 3798621 Private David E. Kennedy, Medical Orderly, 8th Field Ambulance, Royal Australian Army Medical Corps: Image: Graeme Chalmers
‘Hobo’ strapping in to a No. 9 SQN RAAF Iroquois helicopter at Kanga Pad, Nui Dat SVN circa APR 1969 – APR 1970, assisted by Geoff Smith.
Relaxing on a hot evening at RAAF Vung Tau, in December 1970, are No. 9 SQN RAAF Pilots Dave Ozanne DFC (left) and Arnold Fox (right)
No. 9 SQN RAAF SVN aircrew photograph, Nui Dat, SVN in December 1970.