Combined US/RAN Force Known as the EMU Unit (Experimental Military Unit)
The combined US/RAN force became known as the EMU Unit (Experimental Military Unit). Their motto, coined very early in their partnership, was ‘Get the bloody job done’. [Image courtesy of John Sitkei] The first RANHFV contingent arrived in Vietnam on 16 October 1967. The contingent contained twenty-four technical sailors and six support staff including a cook, steward, writer (clerk) and a medic. As well as eight pilots, four observers and four air-crewmen.