RAN Clearance Diving Team 3, US Navy and ARVN Personnel Searching for Enemy Mines and Obstructions
RAN (Royal Australian Navy) Clearance Diving Team 3, USN and Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) personnel searching for enemy mines and obstructions in a Mekong River tributary. Three heavily armed USN river patrol craft are positioned at regular intervals and provide protection to smaller outboard-motor-powered boats which are manned by mixed crews from the three allied forces. Several men are in the water attaching demolition charges to a row of stakes which could have been placed by the Viet Cong.
Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN), South Vietnamese Army (SVA), Royal Australian Navy (RAN), navy, Clearance Diving Team (CDT), clearance divers, minesweepers, mines, patrol, tributaries
Clearance Diving Team (CDT) Preparing Demolition Charges
Able Seaman Clearance Divers: J L Garrett and A J Sherlock with Lieutenant A A Davis, Royal Australian Navy (RAN), members of the Clearance Diving Team (CDT) 3 – 5th Contingent, preparing demolition charges, 1969.
Clearance Diving Team 3, R.A.N., United and Undaunted. Clearance Diving Team 3 personnel accompanied patrols into the dense mangrove swamps of the Rung Sat Special Zone, also known as the ‘Forest of Assassins’.
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