RANHFV A Stunning Success
A reunion was held at Nowra to mark 50 years since the first RANHFV personnel left Australia for Vietnam in October 1967 to join the US Army’s 135th Assault Helicopter Company. It also celebrated the 50th birthday of the EMU’s, our combined US and Australian family.
The Chief of the Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, unveiled a plaque at the FAA Museum to commemorate the RANHFV and RAN 9 Squadron personnel who served in Vietnam. As a part of the unveiling ceremony the students from the Nowra Hill Public School pinned ribbons on a board with the names of the 37 EMU’s who lost their lives in Vietnam as they were read out.
It was a happy reunion over four days with a lot to do and much thanks has to be given the RAN for their wonderful support of the event. There are way too many people to thank but you know who you are.
You can click on either of the two buttons below to access the photographs of John Macartney or Max Speedy (many thanks to them for sharing), and you can see the official Navy Photographs here too (click on any image to expand it). Anyone who attended is also invited to send their personal photos to the webmaster for inclusion on this site.