Talk:No. 2 Squadron RAAF

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Cambodia Bombing[edit]

I added a line regarding the COSVN/Cambodia incident as I think it is important to note, but if there is a second confirming reference I would be very interested as contemporaries of the currently referenced author (including people "who were there" in some incidents in his books) dispute the accuracy of his facts. Enderwigginau (talk) 04:32, 7 December 2015 (UTC)

Gday - yes this does seem to be an interesting incident if the source is correct. As far as I can see it isn't mentioned in Coulthard-Clark's "The RAAF in Vietnam". Given that you say there might be some dispute about the accuracy of the source I wonder if it might be best to qualify the statement by providing attribution, for instance "According to Plaster an aircraft from the squadron responded to a distress..." to be on the safe side. Anotherclown (talk) 12:05, 8 December 2015 (UTC)
If this isn't in the official history or corroborated by other sources it should be treated with a degree of caution. The OH obviously isn't infallible or the last word, but attacking a target in Cambodia would be a massive violation of the squadron's rules of engagement given that the RAAF was prohibited from operating anywhere but over South Vietnam. Nick-D (talk) 06:43, 9 December 2015 (UTC)