On entering the Nui Dat base immediately on the Eastern Side is the Artillery position and the photo is of one of the Command Posts which was standard throughout the Task Force. In the foreground is the well that 3 Field Troop developed into the first Task Force water point.
This site was the HQ of 1 Field Squadron. In front of the HQ is the Engineer Rock, which was the Memorial stone for the Sappers in 1 Fd Sqn who were KIA. It's a very special rock for the Engineers.
This area is the forward defences of 3 Fd Tp when Nui Dat was first occupied. It was chosen because of the vicinity of the Water Point and the fields of fire that we had. This was amongst the first positions recce'd by the enemy, D 445 battalion and hence it was mortared by the enemy on the night of the 17 Aug in preparation for the attack on the Task Force. You will notice the Dam behind us which was built by the Sappers later and is now being developed into a commercial fish farm.
This is a shot of what is left of Nui Dat hill which was occupied by the SAS.
Jason Fenech owns and runs this Diggers Rest Museum at Nui Dat. Here he is giving us a rundown. Well worth the visit. He also organises teachers to teach the underprivileged children who otherwise would have no education.