ARVN Troops Celebrate The Completion Of Their Weapons Training With 5RAR
soldiersartilleryArmy of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN)Royal Australian Regiment (RAR)Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV)South Vietnamese Army (SVA)
ARVN troops celebrate the completion of their weapons training with 5RAR at the Horseshoe, 1970. [Image courtesy of Mos Hancock] "…it very simply wasn’t finished the way it should have been. I’m not saying we should have won. That would have been preferable of course to losing, but the way it was done was a heap of shit because we left many, many good South Vietnamese people in the lurch and it was like turning your back on your best mate and walking away. It shouldn’t have happened. That is politics though… Nothing to do with us, but it left a very nasty, dirty taste in a lot of people’s mouths. It still does." -Corporal Anthony Hughes, 7RAR.
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