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9th Battalion RAR Plaque Vietnam
9th Battalion RAR Plaque Vietnam
Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

The plaque commemorates those who served in the 9th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment during the Vietnam War. 

9th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (9RAR) was raised on 13 November 1967 in Adelaide. It was initially based at the Keswick Barracks before transferring to Woodside. The battalion arrived in Vietnam in November 1968, relieving 3 RAR. It formed part of the 1st Australian Task Force (1ATF) and was based at Nui Dat in Phuoc Tuy province.

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:Ann Street, ANZAC Square, Shrine of Remembrance Crypt, Brisbane, 4000
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.466408
Long: 153.032476
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Vietnam
Actual Event Start Date:09-November-1968
Actual Event End Date:10-December-1969
Link:http://www.qldwarmemorials.com.au/P…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 13th November, 1994
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9th Battalion

The Royal Australian Regiment

13 November 1967 - 30 October 1973

Dedicated to all who served with the 9th Battalion and in everlasting memory of those men who made the supreme sacrifice whilst on operational service in the Republic of South Vietnam from 9 November 1968 until 10 December 1969

Lest We Forget

13 November 1994

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