David Beacham speaks to Ray Cleaver about his time as Staff Sergeant in the RNZ Infantry Regiment in the Vietnam and Malaya Wars.
Beacham conducted compulsory military training and went on to territorial traing. He was a part of two tours in Malaya and one in Vietnam, on jungle patrols.
Date: 11 December 2012
Duration: 1 hour 24 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.