On the same day of their arrival, a small headquarters unit established in Saigon. The Vietnam War had several social effects in New Zealand. One focus of protest was the Vietnam War. New Zealand Prime Minister K.J. Most personnel from the Royal New Zealand Army Medical Corps served with the New Zealand Services Medical Team (NZSMT) or served as medics for 161 Bty[67] and the New Zealand infantry companies, or were otherwise stationed at the New Zealand V Force Headquarters in Saigon and at 1 ALSG. The gunners were noted for their key role in assisting the 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, during the Battle of Long Tan, in which 18 Australians were killed holding off a regimental sized enemy force on 18 August 1966. Post Second World War The protests against the Vietnam War were a series of demonstrations against American involvement in the conflict between North and South Vietnam. By the latter stages of the war, the anti-war movement had merged with other major causes – women's rights, the anti-apartheid movement – to spawn what some termed the ‘Vietnam Generation’. [29][30][31] Both RNZIR companies conducted a number of independent, company-level land clearing and mine sweeping operations providing security for Australian and American engineer teams. [60] The initial NEWZAD deployment included a few RNZEME personnel, as did the latter NZATTV. To that extent, the Holyoake government attained the central objective of its Vietnam policy: the alliance with the United States remained intact at the end of the war. The Royal New Zealand Army Ordnance Corps did not contribute a standalone unit to Vietnam but provided individuals to serve in various Australian and New Zealand units. In 1966, when Confrontation came to an end and Australia decided to expand the 1st Australian Task Force, New Zealand came under pressure to increase its commitment and did so. RNZAF personnel were also posted to HQ V Force and worked primarily in Saigon in a range of liaison duties. The first was Operation Marsden (3–28 December 1969) in which Victor 3 Company discovered the major part of the K76A Hospital in the mountains where local enemy headquarters were located and from which the hospital was the major provider of medical services to all communist forces in the area. Click here for a full list of resources related to New Zealand's Vietnam War. 37 New Zealand serviceman, mostly Commissioned Officers are recorded on the Flinkenberg List as having served with U.S detachments during the war. Protest movements in New Zealand against the Vietnam War divided society between those who were in support of New Zealand’s involvement and those who thought New Zealand had no place in the war. With substantial forces stationed in Malaysia (in Confrontation with Indonesia from 1963), New Zealand had few military resources to spare for Vietnam without introducing conscription. A second, 18-strong team arrived in March 1972. Although under operational command of the Australian SAS Squadron Commander when deployed into the field on operations, 4 Tp NZSAS was an independent command and self-sufficient. Prime Minister Keith Holyoake decided to keep New Zealand involvement in Vietnam at the minimum level deemed necessary to meet allied expectations. 9 Squadron RAAF flying Bell UH-1 Huey helicopters which was based in Vung Tau.[45]. Can you tell us more about the information on this page? Archive footage of New Zealanders protesting against the Vietnam War. While National continued to accept the need for 'forward defence' and regional alliances, Labour leaders advocated new thinking in foreign policy to allow New Zealand to follow a more independent course in world affairs. This page was last edited on 16 September 2020, at 13:18. [81] This is the first Australian Unit Citation for Gallantry offered to a New Zealand military unit.[82]. Vietnam Veterans Against the War Homepage Over 30,000 Vietnam Veterans were protesting the war while it was still going on. It would be the last New Zealand Government agency to withdraw from Vietnam. A number of RNZAOC personnel initially served with the New Zealand Logistic Support Element (LSE) which supported 161 Battery RNZA during its time serving under the U.S 173rd Airborne Brigade and before the LSE was detached from the battery and incorporated into the 1st Australian Logistic Support Group (1 ALSG) at Vung Tau in 1966. [1] However, at that time, aircraft were tasked to deliver supplies to Da Nang on the way from RAF Changi to Hong Kong from time to time. Following the end of the Indonesia–Malaysia Confrontation, New Zealand came under renewed pressure from Washington to expand its commitment in Vietnam. They also triggered a backlash. The New Zealand government resisted American pressure to contribute to the conflict because it doubted the effectiveness of external intervention and feared that this could spark a wider war, possibly with China. The team's role was to provide medical and surgical assistance to South Vietnamese civilians and developing local knowledge in this field. Surgical and medical support. The Royal New Zealand Navy did not make a sea contribution to New Zealand's military involvement in the Vietnam War, but otherwise contributed personnel beginning in April 1967 with RNZN medical members being part of the tri-service New Zealand Services Medical Team (NZSMT.) [citation needed], In December 2006, the New Zealand Government, the Ex-Vietnam Services Association (EVSA) and the Royal New Zealand Returned and Services Association (RNZRSA) agreed to, and signed, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) following the recommendations of the Joint Working Group, designated with advocacy for Veteran's concerns. As the last 1 ATF battalion left, 4 RAR/NZ moved the South Vietnamese forces fully into Nui Dat. The discovery of the hospital would prove to be a major defeat for the Communist forces in the area. Even so, there was a vocal and well-organised anti-war movement in New Zealand. The New Zealand headquarters established in Saigon in 1964 was renamed "Headquarters Vietnam Force" (HQ V Force) on 2 July 1965. Protests against the war also accelerated. After combat troop withdrawals in 1971 several RNZAMC personnel were part of the NZAATV teams. In line with reductions in American and Australian strength in Vietnam, New Zealand began the gradual withdrawal of its combat forces as the training teams were arriving. One company from 4 RAR, remained behind until 12 March 1972 in order to provide security to rear details. Its small size meant that New Zealand, unlike its American and Australian allies, did not have to introduce conscription . [70], As American focus shifted to President Richard Nixon's "Vietnamization" program – a policy of slow disengagement from the war by gradually building up the Army of the Republic of Vietnam so that it could fight the war on its own - the New Zealand government dispatched the 1st New Zealand Army Training Team Vietnam (1 NZATTV) in January 1971. [44], From 1965 the Royal New Zealand Air Force contribution was in the form of transportation with No. During the first Indo-China War (1946-1954) between the communist-dominated Viet Minh and France, New Zealand accepted the British-American view that Vietnam was a crucial point on the front line against communist expansion in Asia. [34] This tour continued to be focused mainly upon the "Pacification" program which 1 ATF had adopted as its first priority in April 1969. The MoU included a trust to support veterans’ children, a national reunion and official ‘welcome home’ parade named Tribute 08, and a formal apology for successive governments’ failure to address veterans’ concerns. The new foreign policy which follows as a result of these protests is the reason behind New Zealand rejecting visits from ships from the United States over anti-nuclear protests during the period of time after 1985. As that conflict escalated, the protests grew in strength, and some turned violent. The team helped train South Vietnamese platoon commanders in weapons and tactics. 161 Bty served under command of the U.S 173rd Airborne Brigade from 1965–1966. Thirty-seven men died while on active service and 187 were wounded. The New Zealanders relieved a United States Army medical team at Bong Son in Bình Định Province. Lieutenant Colonel Royal NZ Engineers Headquarters NZ V Force", "United States Bronze Star with V Device Brian David Chippindale 822606. Private civilian funding was also donated for 80 Vietnamese students to take scholarships in New Zealand. From 1966, New Zealand units were integrated within the 1st Australian Task Force at Nui Dat in Phuoc Tuy province. [10] No further HQ V Force members were injured during the remainder of New Zealand's time in Vietnam. But by then this alliance was less firmly rooted on a popular level, with significant numbers of New Zealanders criticising the country’s perceived subservience to the United States in security matters. Other RNZAOC members served with the New Zealand headquarters (HQ V Force) in Saigon, 1 ATF headquarters at Nui Dat, 161st (Independent) Reconnaissance Flight, 161 Battery RNZA, and the RNZIR rifle companies. New Zealand's military presence in South Vietnam was also increased in April 1967 with the arrival of the 1st New Zealand Services Medical Team, a 19-strong detachment consisting of medical personnel from the Royal New Zealand Air Force, Royal New Zealand Navy and Royal New Zealand Army Medical Corps under the US Military Public Health Assistance Programme (MILPHAP). Some served as intelligence officers with 1ATF. In recent years, there has been greater official sensitivity to these concerns. New Zealand has seen many demonstrations, strikes, marches and campaigns by protesters voicing opinions against wars, laws and events. New Zealand medics start work in South Vietnam, New Zealand artillery opens fire in Vietnam, Vietnam War protesters greet US Vice-President, New Zealand Red Cross worker killed in Vietnam. Initially Whisky Company served under operational control of 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR) which arrived at the same time as Whisky Company, while Victor 2 Company continued to serve under 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (2RAR. The average bed-state was 92 and approximately 46,000 outpatients (mostly civilians) were treated annually before the team's withdrawal in December 1971. In July 1967 President Lyndon B. Johnson sent two of his principal advisers, Clark Clifford and Gen. Maxwell Taylor, to Australia and New Zealand with an urgent mission. Large-scale actions such as the 1966 Battle of Long Tan were uncommon. In 1963 Prime Minister Keith Holyoake agreed to send non-combatant troops into the Vietnam War. [3], Under continuing American pressure, the government agreed during 1963 to provide a small non-combatant military force, but the deteriorating political situation in Saigon led to delays. Wicksteed, Major M.R. Anti-war slogans w… Instead in April 1963 New Zealand confined its assistance to sending a civilian surgical team. In contrast to the world wars, New Zealand’s contribution was modest. The Vietnam war caused a major change in New Zealands alliances as it was the first in which New Zealand fought without the presence of Great Britain and reflected the growing defense ties with the United States, this decision lead to a growing counter-culture movement which held the view that New Zealand had no place in the Vietnam War. 'Mobilisations' in the early 1970s saw thousands in major centres march in protest against the war. In 2006, the New Zealand government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Vietnam veterans and their families. Rest and recreation. Despite a brief upsurge in protests following and resumption of the air war against North Vietnam in the spring of 1972, the factionalization of the movement and the withdrawal of most U.S. forces led to a decline in protests. The administration of the subsequent New Zealand forces was managed here involving military personnel from all New Zealand branches of service including Military Police. The imposed will of the North Vietnamese communists and their agents, or the freely expressed will of the people of South Vietnam?[1]. More than one million soldiers and perhaps two million civilians died during the war. By the end of the war, 3400 New Zealanders had fought in Vietnam with casualty figures of 37 dead and 187 wounded. [50], Other personnel of the RNZE also served in the 1st Australian Logistics Support Group (1 ALSG), at HQ V Force headquarters, and with 198 Works Section, Royal Australian Engineers. New Zealand protests were similar to those in the United States– criticising the policies of the United States government and challenging seriously for the first time New Zealand's alliance-based security, calling for a more 'independent' foreign policy which was not submissive to that of the United States and denying that com… In 1984, Agent Orange manufacturers paid New Zealand, Australian and Canadian veterans in an out-of-court settlement, and in 2004 Prime Minister Helen Clark's government apologised to Vietnam War veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange or other toxic defoliants, following a health select committee's inquiry into the use of Agent Orange on New Zealand servicemen and its effects. The Vietnam antiwar movement, famous for its sound and fury, deserves credit for more. This conflict was also the first in which New Zealand did not fight alongside the United Kingdom, instead following the loyalties of the ANZUS Pact. The arrival of this Troop raised New Zealand's deployment to Vietnam to its peak – 543 men. Key battles. The Vietnam War marked a turning point in the evolution of New Zealand's post-war foreign and security policies. [20][21] On 8 November 1968 the first Whisky Company left Vietnam and was replaced by a second Whisky Company. All non-text content is subject to specific conditions. In terms of national security, our combat involvement represented the culmination of a line of official thinking based on the ANZUS alliance, the perceived dangers of Asian communism, and the commitment to forward defence in South-East Asia. On 19 May 1969, 4 RAR was replaced by 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (6 RAR) and the two RNZIR rifle companies merged with A, B and D Companies of 6 RAR to become 6 RAR/NZ (ANZAC). SCIS No. [36], On 6 May 1971 Victor 5 was replaced by Victor 6 and on 22 May 2 RAR was replaced by 4 RAR. While Prime Minister Holyoake and his government had their own misgivings about the viability of the war, they were consistent in their public belief that they were maintaining both New Zealand's foreign policy principles and treaty-bound obligations. It makes up part of a broader study into the causes, events and consequences of the Vietnam War. In the early 1970s, anti-Vietnam war groups organised 'mobilisations', when thousands marched in protest against the war in all the country's major centres. The 2IC was filled by RNZIR Officer, Major Robert Ian Thorpe.[17][18]. The anti-Vietnam War protests are often regarded as the beginning of the ANZUS alliance breakdown between New Zealand and the United States. RNZAF transport aircraft supported New Zealand forces in Vietnam throughout the war. On 27 May 1965 Holyoake announced the government's decision to send 161 Battery, Royal New Zealand Artillery to South Vietnam in a combat role. Another source of bitterness has been the sense that, unlike Second World War veterans, they did not receive adequate recognition for their professional service in a demanding theatre of operations. [51], Sappers from the Royal New Zealand Engineers accompanied the RNZIR infantry patrols as Assault pioneers to assist with mine clearing and Combat engineering tasks. In line with reductions in American and Australian strength in Vietnam, New Zealand began the gradual withdrawal of its combat forces as the training teams were arriving. 1967: On 29 October, a big fight between police and protesters occurs outside the home of the American consul at Paritai Drive in Auckland. From the mid-1960s, an organised anti-Vietnam War movement challenged the whole philosophy underlying New Zealand’s national security policies, and the benefits and consequences of its alliances. The New Zealand Army Detachment (NEWZAD) engineers were replaced by the Battery in July 1965, which consisted of nine officers and 101 other ranks and four 105 mm L5 pack howitzers (later increased to six, and in 1967 replaced with 105 mm M2A2 Howitzers). Like their counterparts overseas, local protestors espoused moral objections to New Zealand’s participation in the Vietnam War, including opposition to the weapons and tactics being engaged, and their impact on innocent civilians. This topic covers the anti-war protests, defence forces, action in Vietnam, apology from the Crown, compensation for veterans and refugees from Vietnam. Prime Minister Holyoake said in 1971 that New Zealand's combat forces would be withdrawn by "about the end of this year," and they were – Whiskey Three Company went in November 1970, the SAS Troop and 161 Battery followed in February and May 1971 respectively, and Victor Six Company and the tri-service medical team left with the 1st Australian Task Force in December 1971, ending New Zealand's combat involvement in the Vietnam War. RNZEME personnel who had been in the LSE were taken for the most part into the Light Aid Detachment (LAD) of the Australian Artillery Field Regiment which 161 Bty was integrated with.[59]. Many New Zealand individuals received military awards for activities in Vietnam, including American military service awards and citations. In 1967 two RNZAF pilots were seconded to the Royal Australian Air Force's No. [52] Several RNZE personnel also served in these capacities with the NZSAS. The MoU also makes available various forms of support, to both New Zealand Vietnam Veterans and their families. These programs were known as "Pacification" and "Vietnamization" respectively as part of the "Winning Hearts And Minds" strategy being undertaken by the Americans. While it was considered that New Zealand should support South Vietnam, as Holyoake alleged; Whose will is to prevail in South Vietnam? [7] It was seen as in the nation's best interests to do so—failure to contribute even a token force to the effort in Vietnam would have undermined New Zealand's position in ANZUS and could have had an adverse effect on the alliance itself. [24], The New Zealand infantry companies in 6 RAR/NZ played major roles in two extremely significant and successful operations conducted by the 1st Australian Task Force in 1969 and 1970. New Zealand joined its major allies in recognising the French-sponsored Bao Dai regime in 1950, but remained unsure about the strength and legitimacy of the non-communist forces in Vietnam. Home Explore activists and protests like Bastion Point, The Land March and the 1981 Springbok tour. The 2IC for the final ANZAC Battalion rotation was RNZIR Major Donald Stuart McIver.[38]. Additionally, RNZIR personnel served in administrative roles at the New Zealand HQ V Force in Saigon,[41] in support and logistic roles within the ANZAC Battalions at Nui Dat,[42] and in the 1st Australian Logistics Support Group (1 ALSG. In 2014 it was revised by Gareth Phipps. When the 1st Australian Task Force was established and moved to Nui Dat in Phuoc Tuy Province in 1966, the LSE was detached from the battery and established within the 1st Australian Logistic Support Group (1 ALSG) at Vung Tau. To offset Whisky 3's withdrawal, in January 1971 the New Zealand government committed the 1st New Zealand Army Training Team (1 NZATTV) to Vietnam. The agreement also included an oral history project and the creation of a digital archive (www.vietnamwar.govt.nz) for Vietnam veterans and their families. Police leading away an anti-Vietnam War protester, 1971 (NZHerald/newspix.co.nz) Anti-war protesters disrupted a civic reception in Auckland for New Zealand soldiers returning from the Vietnam War.. Additionally, between Victor 3 and one other Australian company approximately 1.5 tonnes of pharmaceuticals were captured which was thought to be the largest amount ever seized in the war by allied forces. 1969: Flour bombs, paint and eggs thrown in protest over a visit of a high-ranking United States politician. Fought between the communist Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam) and the US-backed Republic of Vietnam in the south, it ended with the defeat of South Vietnam in April 1975. Some of these attachments were planned as part of officers' career planning by Defence Headquarters; others were opportunity attachments through contact with Allied commanders at many levels. Backed by Ho Chi Minh’s North Vietnamese, the Viet Cong posed a serious threat to the southern government, which the United States increasingly bolstered with military and economic assistance. The National government's policy avoided any confrontation with Washington – in stark contrast to New Zealand’s anti-nuclear stance in the 1980s. One member also served in 1 NZATTV.[62]. The book New Zealand's Vietnam War by Ian McGibbon, published in 2010, completed the project of official war histories begun in 1945 and focuses on what New Zealand did in south Vietnam.. All who served were regulars, or personnel who enlisted in the Regular Force in order to join V Force. A plaque and memorial to Sgt Watt is on display at the Ohakea Base Medical flight, and there is also the "Gordon Watt Memorial Award" for the RNZAF’s top medic award, named in his honour. New Zealand's involvement in Vietnam was highly controversial and attracted protest and condemnation at home and abroad. [73][74] These were not always formal postings as such. [56][57], Additionally, Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth Charles Fenton RNZE, was administratively in charge of all New Zealand forces in Vietnam, at the New Zealand Headquarters in Saigon (V Force HQ) from 25 July 1968 to 30 July 1970. New Zealand protests were similar to those in the United States – criticising the policies of the United States government and challenging seriously for the first time New Zealand's alliance-based security, calling for a more 'independent' foreign policy which was not submissive to that of the United States and denying that communism posed any real threat to New Zealand. New Zealanders in South-East Asia film (1965). It also upheld New Zealand's national interests of countering communism in South-East Asia. Tell me more... 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