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D & E Platoon Plaque : 01-August-1945
D & E Platoon Plaque : 01-August-1945
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The plaque commemorates D and E Platoons of Headquarters Company, 1st Australian Task Force who served in South Vietnam from 1966 to 1971. The plaque also commemorates Private Roger Driscoll of Coonamble who lost his life while serving with the platoon in Vietnam.

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:18 Castlereagh Street, Coonamble RSL, Coonamble, 2829
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -30.951646
Long: 148.388673
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Vietnam
Approx. Event Start Date:1966
Approx. Event End Date:1971

Dedication

Front Inscription

D & E PLATOON
H.Q. Coy. 1 A.T.F.
NUI DAT
SOUTH VIETNAM
Longius Prae Aliss Miltantivus

At The             From 1966 
Sharp End       To 1971

In Memory Of 
Roger W. Driscoll
"Lest We Forget"

HAWK FORCE

 

Source: MA
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