Official Documents

Here are some official military documents which have been declassified. These include official Australian ‘After Action Reports’, ‘Commander’s Diaries’ and more.

Here are some of the official declassified Australian Army Commander’s Diaries and After Action Reports covering the lead up to the battle, the battle itself and the period after it (1-31 August 1966):

The Battle of Long Tan

6RAR Historical Documents

The first Routine Orders (RO) produced for 6RAR, 6 June 1965:

The first ‘State of the Battalion Report’ for 6RAR:

Brief history of 547 Signal Troop, Australian Army:




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