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The plaque commemorates Royal Australian Air Force personnel who served and those who were killed in operations during the Vietnam 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:25 Veterans Drive, Garden of Reflection, National Vietnam Veterans Museum, Newhaven , 3925
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.521033
Long: 145.324317
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Vietnam
Approx. Event Start Date:1964
Approx. Event End Date:1975

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 28th March, 2010
Front Inscription

Vietnam

Dedicated to all Royal Australian Air Force personnel who lost their lives on operations and in honour of all who served in Vietnam

1964 - 1972

No 2 Squadron   RAAF Transport Flight Vietnam / No 35 Squadron   No 9 Squadron   Headquarters RAAF Vietnam    
Base Support Flight / No 1 Operational Unit  Vung Tau   Headquarters RAAF Contingent                              

Supported By
No 36 Squadron   No 37 Squadron   Transport Flight Butterworth   RAAF Nursing Service  
No 5 Airfield Construction Squadron                                  

1975
Headquarters Richmond Detachment S — Evacuation of Saigon

In recognition of their service  

Royal Australian Air Force Association (Victorian Division) 
28th March 2010

Right Side Inscription
                
 
Source: MA
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