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Did any British Forces Serve In Vietnam?

As we know fom the experience of the Chindits, even starkers, Englishmen take to the jungle like ducks to water.

How would the Watch have best been deployed to chalk up an even higher number of dead Charlie?

The jury is still out on that one - sound idea, poorly executed, also more than half of the force were hospitalised due to non combat issues. The jungle is phenomenally unforgiving, you should probably use Malaya as a better benchmark.
 
The jury is still out on that one - sound idea, poorly executed, also more than half of the force were hospitalised due to non combat issues. The jungle is phenomenally unforgiving, you should probably use Malaya as a better benchmark.
Malaya, ie. proper rain forest jungle, would indeed be a better benchmark. From what I have read, the Chindits were often in teak forest with no or little understorey. While going was not difficult, the ground cover of dried teak leaves made silent going nearly impossible. Finding water is probably easier in rainforest than teak forest. The first Chindit operation ran into severe water shortages with draconian punishments for a soldier who drank the last of his water before a resupply.
 
I would guess that was the old six-storey China Fleet Club with bars etc on the ground floor, a plethora of mini-stalls selling all sorts of stuff on the first floor and cabins for visiting RN personnel above that.

One of the great financial success stories for a Services charitable trust. First they sold 'the air above' the club to a HK company who rebuilt it umpteen storeys high with the bottom few going to the CFC. Then when we left HK the CFC floors were sold on to the same company.

With the proceeds today's China Fleet Club in Saltash, Cornwall, on the banks of the Tamar, was built including 18 hole golf course, swimming pool, spa, gym, bars and restaurant. Appropriate considering the HK site was just along the road from HM Naval Base, cap-tally "HMS Tamar".
Here's the China Fleet Club before its redevelopment, probably taken in 1981:

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I would guess that was the old six-storey China Fleet Club with bars etc on the ground floor, a plethora of mini-stalls selling all sorts of stuff on the first floor and cabins for visiting RN personnel above that.

One of the great financial success stories for a Services charitable trust. First they sold 'the air above' the club to a HK company who rebuilt it umpteen storeys high with the bottom few going to the CFC. Then when we left HK the CFC floors were sold on to the same company.

With the proceeds today's China Fleet Club in Saltash, Cornwall, on the banks of the Tamar, was built including 18 hole golf course, swimming pool, spa, gym, bars and restaurant. Appropriate considering the HK site was just along the road from HM Naval Base, cap-tally "HMS Tamar".
Can we still turn up and scrap with the Yank sailors though?
 

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