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13-October-2017
13-October-2017
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The plaque commemorates those who served in the Vietnam War from 1962 to 1972.

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:Duke & Victoria Streets, Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton, 2460
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -29.693083
Long: 152.934256
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

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 18th August, 1996
Front Inscription

Australians all remember them

- Lest we forget -

 1962 - 1972

This plaque is in remembrance of all Australian service personnel Navy, Army, Air Force and Nurses who served in South Vietnam and above all those who gave their lives during that war

Dedicated on 18 August 1996 on the 30th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan - Vietnam Veterans Day.

Source: MA
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