Their role was to provide a last line defence to the Headquarters area including the vital telecommunications area of the Base. Since then, Kevin had been waiting for a letter in the mail. Then we will visit the site of the former Nui Dat Task Force Base. During that time he was posted at the 1st Australian Task Force base at Nui Dat, but he made frequent visits to the 1st Australian Logistical Support Group base at Vung Tau on the coast. Nui Dat (‘small hill’) was an ideal location for the new Australian Task Force base. Whenever Task Force Headquarters moved into the field, D&E platoon provided its perimeter defence. Kevin Liddell, 21, at the 1st Australian Task Force base in Nui Dat in 1967. Suggest you go online and obtain maps and … English, Photograph edition: Nui Dat, South Vietnam. While everything has transformed due to natural damages or the change of society, the columns of the main gate still firmly stands as a heroic Vietnamese. It was a reasonably central position in the province. At 8.00 a.m the expert guide will pick you up from the hotel, afterward hop on our comfortable air-conditioned transport which will take you to the first destination, Nui Dat Task Force Base. Although little remains of this camp except for the columns of the main gate, the guide will tell you many about the base, including lesser- known. It was on a main highway, Route 2, approximately 30 kilometres from the port of Vung Tau which was the new Australian logistic support base. Troops from the 1st Australian Task Force (1ATF) Base crowded the Luscombe Bowl to hear the Army and Australian Forces Overseas Fund sponsored concert party. January 1970. Nui Dat (Núi Đất) is a former 1st Australian Task Force (1 ATF) base now part of Ba Ria city in Ba Ria–Vung Tau province, Vietnam. McFadyen arrived in Vietnam in mid-August 1967 and served there for seven months. It was 1966 and Kevin, then just 20, was working as a carpenter in Melbourne when he was called up to national service. The platoon also had a key role in the defence of Headquarters, 1 ATF should the Task Force Base at Nui Dat be invaded. McFadyen and Fletcher were expected to perform as combat soldiers if required. Kevin Liddell, 21, at the 1st Australian Task Force base in Nui Dat in 1967. Former AUS Task Force base at Nui Dat and for those who know their history, the Nui Dat hill really stands out on the approach. It was 1966 and Kevin, then just 20, was working as a carpenter in Melbourne when he was called up to national service. It didn't come as a surprise - Australia had been involved in the war since 1962. The task force would be based in a rubber plantation at Nui Dat, 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) north of Ba Ria, while a logistic base would be established in Vung Tau with a direct link forward via road. Nui Dat the 1st Australian Task Force (1 ATF) operational base in Phuoc Tuy Province : Nui Dat is a relatively small hill on Route 2, south of Binh Ba, and north of Hoa Long.