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11-June-2018
11-June-2018
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The honour roll commemorates those who died in service or were killed in action in the Coral and Balmoral battles during the Vietnam War.

The Battle of Coral - Balmoral (12 May – 6 June 1968) was a series of actions fought during the Vietnam War between the 1st Australian Task Force (1 ATF) and the North Vietnamese 7th Division and Viet Cong, 40 kilometres north-east of Saigon.

The Coral - Balmoral battle was the most sustained and arguably most hazardous battle of the Vietnam War. The engagements around these fire support bases rivalled in intensity and duration the largest action previously by Australian soldiers during the battle of Long Tan in August 1966.

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
Actual Event Start Date:12-May-1968
Actual Event End Date:06-June-1968

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1996
Front Inscription

The Honour Roll

The names of those who made the supreme sacrifice at Coral / Balmoral

They shall not grow old

12th Field Regiment Royal Regiment of Australian Artillery
[ Names ]

104th Signals Squadron Royal Australian Corps of Signals
[ Name ]

1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment
[ Names ]

3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment
[ Names ]

161st Independent Reconnaissance Flight
[ Name ]

 

Right Side Inscription
                
 
Source: MA
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