TLF ID R9181
This is an edited sound recording of Jim Stewart, a former commanding officer of the Australian Army Training Team in Vietnam (AATTV), explaining how the AATTV trained units of the South Vietnamese Army (SVA) and militia forces. Stewart describes the duties of AATTV members, recalling the difficulty of the language barrier and how many of the South Vietnamese soldiers were war-weary. He remembers the disappointment in the AATTV when the Australian involvement was scaled down. The recording was made in May 2008.