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21-March-2017
21-March-2017

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The monument commemorates those who served in the Vietnam War from 1962 to 1973.

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:West Avenue, ANZAC Park, Glen Innes, 2370
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -29.738345
Long: 151.732393
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Vietnam
Actual Event Start Date:03-August-1962
Approx. Event End Date:1973

Dedication

Front Inscription

In memory of those who served 

Vietnam 

1962 - 1973.

Lest we forget

Plaque :

Vietnam, 1962 - 1973

Australian involvement in Vietnam began in 1962 with the commitment of army advisers whose task it was to train and assist the army of the Republic of Vietnam in its struggle against Viet Cong guerillas and later against the forces of North Vietnam.  In 1965, a regular Battalion was sent to assist American and South Vietnamese forces, as the level of the war intensified, further increases were made in troop strength and ships and aircraft of the Royal Australian Navy and Royal Australian Air Force also saw service.

At its height the 1st Australian Task Force numbered 8,300 men, and operated mostly in the southern coastal province of Phuoc Tuy.  Nearly 50,000 Australians, about one third of whom were national servicemen, were sent on active service overseas in what became Australia`s longest war.  The main Australian force was withdrawn at the end of 1971, and the remaining small groups of army instructors were brought home progressively.

Four hundred and ninety-six Australians were killed, and 2,398 were wounded

 

 

Back Inscription

Those from Glen Innes District who served in the Vietnam conflict 1962 - 1973

[ Names ]

Source: MA
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