They were the forward scouts, the mine clearers, the bridge builders and the tunnel rats. This is the story of the sappers, battling on the ground in Vietnam.
Jimmy Thomson is a journalist, author and screenwriter whose credits include the ABC-TV series Rain Shadow. He is the author of Snitch, Tunnel Rats, Tunnel Rats vs The Taliban and Watto. As a young captain, Sandy MacGregor commanded 3 Field Troop in Vietnam, where he won the Military Cross. He served in the Army for thirty years, finishing as a colonel in the Reserves.