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.