The enemy was expected to try to attack the area of Long Binh (near Saigon) for their mid-year offensive. It was decided to use 1 Australian Task Force to relieve the US 199th Light Infantry Brigade with the task of dominating the rocket belt to the north-east in order to protect the huge storage areas from rocket attack. The ANZAC Battalion deployed by air from Nui Dat on 23 June to a position on the left flank of 1 RAR. During patrolling, W company had only one contact with the enemy when a group of four detonated a claymore mine against a 2 Platoon patrol. Two possible rocket launching sites were located. In the latter stages of the operation the Company assumed responsibility for the protection of the Fire Support Base.
The operation was successful in that no rockets were fired from the Task Force area, but, as there was little sign of any large enemy concentrations, the ANZAC Battalion was air-lifted to Fire Support Base Chestnut ( near the village of Thai Thien on Route 15) to commence another operation - Operation Merino.