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Battle of Nui Le

A wreath laying to honour the service and sacrifice of those who fought in the Battle of Nui Le.

Event Details

Wednesday, 21 September 2022 11:00 am to 11:30 am
Sanctuary Shrine of Remembrance , Birdwood Ave, Melbourne, VIC 3001
  • Admission is free.
  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
  • This event is child-friendly.

This service commemorates the last major battle fought by Australian and New Zealand troops during Operation Ivanhoe and the Battle of Nui Le, and the role played by B Coy 4 RAR/NZ.

On 21 September 1971, B Coy and D Coy fought the battle-hardened North Vietnamese 33rd Regiment through day and night. 

A patrol from B Coy was ambushed and hit with a mortar barrage wounding 15 men, including the platoon commander and all the non-commissioned officers.

  • Shrine Representative Shrine Governor  Colonel John Coulson OAM RFD ED