MEMORIES... Ron Larcombe, of Tiddy Widdy Beach, reflects on his time in Vietnam as he looks at The Advertiser’s report on the departure of 3 RAR’s from Outer Harbor for Vietnam 50 years ago. MEMORIES... Ron Larcombe, of Tiddy Widdy Beach, reflects on his time in Vietnam as he looks at The Advertiser’s report on the departure of 3 RAR’s from Outer Harbor for Vietnam 50 years ago.

50 years on from leaving for ’Nam

FIFTY years ago, the main body of the 3rd  Battalion Royal Aus­tralian Regiment was trucked from its base at Woodside to Outer Harbor to board the troop carrier HMAS Sydney, their destination Vietnam.

It was December 16, 1967, and the exercise South Australia’s largest ship-borne movement of troops since World War II.

Amongst those onboard were two young soldiers from B Company who now call Yorke Peninsula home, Ron “Larry” Larcombe, of Tiddy Widdy Beach, and Geoff Burt, of Port Moorowie.

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