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11-June-2018
11-June-2018

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The Caribou military transport plane was unveiled to commemorate the first flight of the Caribou in the Vietnam War in August 1964.

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:Technology
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Vietnam
Actual Event Start Date:08-August-1964
Actual Event End Date:08-August-1964

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 5th August, 2017
Front Inscription

Plaque :

On this day 5th August 2017 Caribou A4-231 was unveiled to commemorate the first flight of the Caribou in the Vietnam conflict on 8th August 1964.

Right Side Inscription
                
 
Source: MA
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