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The Northern Territory news Thu 21 Apr 2011



The Northern Territory news Thu 21 Apr 2011

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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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www.ntnews.com.au Thursday, April 21, 2011. NT NEWS. 31 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:21-AGE:731LO-R: C-M Y-K Barry Fox BARRY Fox put his life on the line nearly every day while serving in the Vietnamese province of Phouc Tuy in 1970-71. He said the province had many large and small mine fields with booby traps. Engineers would go in to destroy the mines. Sapper Fox was one of about 12 drivers who deliberately drove over the mines to set them off hoping we never found a big one. The extra armour plate on the back of the armoured personnel carriers provided additional protection. It was very hot and claustrophobic, Mr Fox said. Driving APCs with shattered periscopes wasnt easy. Drivers became affectionate towards their APCs and each vehicle had a name. Mr Foxs was called George. And on the back was painted Bukoo Boom Boom. Bukoo means lots of in Vietnamese. Clockwise from top this page: Barry Fox took this photo of Vietnamese villagers while serving in Vietnam. - Barry Fox with a Centurion tank and armoured dozers clearing mines. - Barry Foxs APC was improvised to make for more efficient mine clearing. - Barry Foxs APC George with its explosive slogan. Page left: Barry Fox in Vietnam and also today.