Vietnam 1970-1971


June 2013 Updates

Video Gallery page updated with more to come.  Photos to be added shortly from the Nelson Reunion.

The programme for reunion in Nelson at Queen's Birthday weekend 2013 is now out. Look in the 'News' link to the right for more details, contact info and a complete programme.


Victor 5 has been contacted with a photo.

"Recovered this item from the rubber, was face down on the ground,

have sketched location and photographed in situ.

Have placed it at the primary school at the end of luscombe air field.

School is a project by ex vets. A lot of these rocks have been lost when

the plantation owners dig holes for fertilising the rubber trees.

Regards Bruce Mason".

I pressume this is the same rock found by those who revisted Vietnam

in 2011? No longer will it be tossed around in the plantations.


V5 aids Buller High School Vietnam trip with cheque and support

An $800 cheque from Victor 5 Company and a $500cheque from the local Ex-Royal Navalmen’s Association were presented to students at the Westport Returned Services Association. Read more in the news link in yellow to the right of here.

Head shot/portrait photos of men of V5 from the period of deployment to complete the 'Roll' pages of this site.  Go to the 'Roll' link and see if you can fill any of the holes.  If you can help go here and let us know.
Help us reach all men from Victor 5 Company.  Read the "Seeking missing V5 men" news link in the yellow news link left of here.

his website is intended to tell the stories of the men of Victor 5 Company Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment who served in the jungles of South Vietnam 1970-1971.  It is envisaged that it will allow a record of the life of the company to be shared with colleagues, family, friends and the wider community.  It is also hoped that this website may generate some urgency to the collection and recording of a collection of common experiences by way of stories and pictures as a wider resource.  It is also hoped that with time assistance can be provided to members of V5 and their families in dealing with issues of concern to members of V5 such as health and welfare.

Please remember to check the clickable news links shown in yellow below the site menu for updates on issues of interest to V5 members and site news.

Welcome to what is hoped will become the cyberspace home of V5 RNZIR.