This was 4 RARs final acclimatisation operation prior to taking part in Task
Force operations. The task was to destroy all enemy and enemy assets in the
area between the Nui Dinhs and the Nui Thai Vais (mountains), south-west to
Route 15. W Company, patrolling down the eastern boundary, met stiff
opposition from caretaker groups but managed to reach the installations being
There were five contacts with the enemy and one member of the Company was
wounded by an enemy claymore mine.
A number of large camps were located and destroyed, where possible, including
a battalion sized training camp and a camp some 200 yards in width. Many
weapons, packs, ammunition and a large quantity of food were captured. W
and D Companies moved to a pick-up point on Route 15 and returned to Nui Dat
by road on 20 June for two days' rest.