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06-November-2013
06-November-2013

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The plaque commemorates those who served in the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (A.A.T.T.V) during the Vietnam War.

The Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV) was a specialist unit of the Australian Army that was raised in 1962,  to provide training and assistance to South Vietnamese forces. It is believed to be the most decorated Australian unit to serve in Vietnam with members of the unit receiving over 100 decorations, including four Victoria Crosses while it was in existence.

The unit was disbanded in late 1972 when Australia ended its commitment to the war.

Australia's military involvement in the Vietnam War began with the arrival of the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV) in South Vietnam during July and August 1962.  Australia's participation in the war was formally declared at an end when the Governor-General issued a proclamation on 11 January 1973.

However, the end-date of Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War has officially been amended to 29 April 1975 to reflect Australia’s further involvement in the war during the fall of Saigon in 1975.  The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Australian War Memorial, in Canberra now recognise this new date.

Location

Address:Melton Black Drive, All Saints Chapel, Lavarack Army Barracks, Townsville, 4810
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -19.319923
Long: 146.792811
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Vietnam
Actual Event Start Date:03-August-1962
Approx. Event End Date:1972

Dedication

Front Inscription

In living memory of our comrades

A A T T V

Source: MA
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