Jim Baird speaks to Ray Cleaver about his time as Lance Corporal in the RNZ Infantry Regiment in Malaya, Borneo and Vietnam.
Baird work with Intelligence and on jungle patrols in Malaya, Borneo and Vietnam. He also went on patrol with a US coastgaurd vessel.
Date: 21 February 2013
Duration: 55 minutes
Part of a series of 10 oral recordings created by Rata Education and Historic Productions Trust and Anvil Productions Ltd. The project aimed to capture the stories of the remaining Taranaki Vietnam, Korea and Malaya War veterans. The interviews were conducted 2012-2013 by Ray Cleaver. The project was funded with the help of a grant from the Taranaki Electricity Trust. The project was a continuation from an earlier project which captured the stories of WWII veterans.