Biographies of Long Tan Commanders

Here are a couple of biographies for key commanders who led during the Battle of Long Tan.

Lt Col Harry Smith SG MC (retired) who was the Officer Commanding Delta Company, 6RAR. (309k .pdf)

Major Harry Smith and 2Lt Gordon Sharp

2Lt Gordon Sharp far left with Major Harry Smith second from right at Nui Dat – Aug 1966










Major Maurice ‘Morrie’ Stanley, MBE (Deceased) – Forward Observer (FO) 161 Battery, 16th Field Regiment Royal New Zealand Artillery attached to Delta Company, 6RAR. (324k .pdf)

Capt Morrie Stanley

Capt Morrie Stanley












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