Project ID: 138
Title G'Day Vung Tau! Australian Military Radio in Vietnam - MARTIN HADLOW
DESCRIPTION  "G'Day Vung Tau!" is a history of Australian Forces Radio Vietnam (c. 1968-72). The project seeks to provide an overview of the establishment, operations and demise of AFRV. This research is funded under an award from the Australian Army History Grants Scheme. In the past, Australia has established radio broadcasting stations overseas to serve the news, information and entertainment needs of its military personnel based in particular theatres. During World War Two, Australian military radio broadcasting stations operated in New Guinea and Borneo. For many years, the RAAF Base at Butterworth, Malaysia had its own mediumwave radio station. During the Vietnam conflict, a short-lived station was established by the Australian military to cater for troops based in Vung Tau/Nui Dat and environs. This project records the role, history and operations of AFRV.
TYPE Radio
INSTITUTION  University of Queensland
KEYWORDS military radio, Australian Forces Radio Vietnam, Vietnam War
Researcher Role Institution Department
Martin Hadlow Chief Investigator University of Queensland School of Journalism and Communication