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11-June-2018
11-June-2018
Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown

The wooden honour roll commemorates members of the Royal Australian Air Force who died in service or were killed in action in 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, 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:Honour Roll
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Vietnam
Approx. Event Start Date:1962
Approx. Event End Date:1975

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1996
Front Inscription

R A A F V V A

Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia

In memory of all those who lost their lives serving with the RAAF in Vietnam 1962 - 1975

RAAF casualties in Vietnam

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This plaque was cut from the trunk of an Australian native "Red Iron Bark" (Eucalyptus Sideroxylon)

The tree was chosen because it is indigenous to Australia, and it will survive in the hardest conditions.

Cut, prepared & donated by `Chick` Mercieca 1996

Right Side Inscription
                
 
Source: MA
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