Australia. Vietnam pair (Pte R.P. Bates, 6RAR)

Product ID: B-6280
Country: Australia
Condition: VF

Australia. Pair to R.P. Bates: Vietnam Campaign Medal (17660 R.P. Bates); Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, with “1060- “ device, engraved “17660/R.P. Bates”. Court-mounted for wear. Plus, an Infantry Combat Badge and ribbon set.

Private Rodney Phillip Bates served in Vietnam with the 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment from May 1966 through June 1967. He was from Brisbane. Elements of 6RAR were central to the Battle of Long Tan in August 1966, which was to become the best-known Australian action in Vietnam.