Modern Forces will be at the Capel Military Show 2nd and 3rd of July 2022
Next week we plan to be at our first show for 2022 with a display capturing a small point in time of the activities of the Naval Advisory Detachment (NAD) based at Camp Fay DaNang. From 1964 to 1972, the maritime division of MACV-SOG conducted advisory and covert operations into North Vietnam.
The CIA initially hired Norwegian captains to crew modified Swift boats and later Germans who failed to deliver on their contract. And so US advisors took over to train the South Vietnamese Coastal Security Service Department (CSS) to man the newly acquired Nasty Class PTF boats that were used to deliver Vietnamese Biet Hai Sea Commando landing teams. The Biet Hai teams were used to penetrate the North Vietnamese coast line targeting costal facilities in raids and underwater demolitions. The US trainers for this force were the Naval Advisory Detachment (NAD). NAD was made up of US personnel from Detachment Echo, SEAL Team One, Boat Support Unit One, and USMC Force Recon advisors.
A big thanks to the NAD veterans who have been able to support our research in this project.
We also have a ham radio special events station on the display.