Jim Marett

Jim Marett served as a Tunnel Rat in Vietnam with 2 Troop 1 Field Squadron RAE from June 11th 1969 to June 11th 1970. He is President of the Vietnam Tunnel Rats Association, and in 2014 was awarded an Order of Australia Medal by the Governor General of Australia for his work with war veterans, in particular for his work with the Tunnel Rats.


The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the position of the Australian Army, the Department of Defence or the Australian Government.

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Fresh off the plane and straight into it: Learning on the job with the Australian Tunnel Rats in Vietnam

This brutally honest Friday long read comes from Jim Marett. The article tells of Jim's first few months in Vietnam which are perhaps best described as 'extreme on the job learning'.

By Jim Marett