Troops Traveling on the Vung Tau Ferry
1955; 1956; 1957; 1958; 1959; 1960; 1961; 1962; 1963; 1964; 1965; 1966; 1967; 1968; 1969; 1970; 1971; 1972; 1973; 1974; 1975;
troopsferriessoldiersRoyal Australian Navy (RAN)Royal Australian Regiment (RAR)
Accommodation for the troops travelling on the Vung Tau ferry was not luxurious but in most cases it was superior to their accommodation in South Vietnam. [Image courtesy of Owen Ashby.] Living conditions on board HMAS Sydney were cramped and more so when the troops were embarked. Despite that, the troops were pleased to be returning home: "Coming home on the Sydney was bloody great. I had slept in a decent bed for the first time. I got a hot Australian shower. The tucker was great. They cooked bread every day. The navy had big cans of Fosters, didn’t like Fosters in the first place but I used to drink the bloody thing." Photo and comment by Sergeant Bob Buick.
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