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Sandy MacGregor on A Sappers’ War: How the Legendary Aussie Tunnel Rats Fought the Vietcong


The Military History Society of New South Wales Incorporated presents:

Sandy MacGregor

“A Sappers’ War: How the Legendary Aussie Tunnel Rats Fought the Vietcong”

They were the forward scouts, the mine clearers, the bridge builders and the tunnel rats. They were frequently not just on the front line, but right at the sharp end of the action. They were the legendary Aussie sappers, the army engineers, who were literally everywhere in the fighting against the Vietcong. To the rest of the world, Vietnam was a conflict of ideologies. On the ground it was a battle of wits and the sappers were at the forefront. This is their story.

A graduate of the Royal Military College, Duntroon, as a young captain Sandy MacGregor commanded 3 Field Troop in Vietnam, where he won the Military Cross. He served in the Army for 30 years, finishing as a colonel in the Reserves.

Saturday, 12 October, 2013, 2pm Building 113, Victoria Barracks, Paddington NSW

This is a FREE event but RSVP is essential by Thursday 10 October 2013 as numbers are restricted by phone (02) 9660-7225 / 0418-400-825, or e-mail

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