Founded in 1982 to promote on-going comradeship amongst members, and to assist with the welfare of Vietnam Veterans, their children and whanau.
MENTIONS IN DESPATCHES by dave sabben
Dave Sabben was a Pl Comd in D/6RAR at Long Tan. He has just published a coffee table book based on his letters to his wife Sue. It is a fantastic read, and will ring all sorts of bells for our cohort. It also tells the Pl level story of Vietnam which will be of interest to the whanau. Click here for more information and review 1 and review 2. Dave's website is www.sabbenmidbook.com where you can find information on how to purchase this book.
AL DON - FINALLY LAID TO REST ON HOME SOIL
Photo by MONIQUE FORD/STUFF
Vietnam War casualty Sergeant Alastair Don’s grave at Ara Tapu Cemetery, Paraparaumu. His son Mike Don (left) and Chris Turver, former Vietnam War correspondent who was in the vehicle with Don when a landmine blew it up.
Click on the link to read the Stuff article about Al Don
Vietnam Veterans (Neville Wallace Memorial) Children's & Grandchildren's Trust
Subscriptions are now due for 2023 - 2024. Cost is $25 per year. An application form can be downloaded here Word doc or PDF
LATEST FROM THE MoU WORKING GROUP
As advised by NZVVA, the negotiations with the Crown have now concluded. Click here for the latest communique from the MoU Working Group Chair and the documents that have been released.
UPDATE ON MoU WORKING GROUP
The latest update from the MoU Working Group. Click here
The present preferred option from our Wellington meetings with the Crown, for adding new conditions to Schedule One of the Memorandum of Understanding can be found in the update from the MoU Working Group. Please click here to access the document.
The second meeting of the MoU Working Group with the Crown was held in Wellington on the 5th September. Please click here for the latest information from the MoU Working Group.
The MoU Working Group met with Lt Gen Sir Jerry Mateparae representing the Crown. Please click here for the latest information from the MoU Working Group.
To all Vietnam Veterans, partners and surviving spouses. Please click on the following link for an important update
Notice to Vietnam Veterans Re Ex-Gratia Payment
Agent Orange and other research papers
Click on the links below to access papers submitted by Eddie Nock on
- Agent Orange;
- Conflict between Science;
- Malathion Exposure;
- Own motion Aerial Spraying;
- The Uncounted Casualties of War
An update on his research paper can be accessed (click here) along with the information sheet here
The next edition for the year will be out in July 2023.
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NZ MILITARY SERVICE RINGS
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