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The plaque commemorates those who served in the Vietnam War with the Royal Australian Air Force (R.A.A.F.) between 1964 and 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:Kennedy Highway, Rocky Creek Memorial Park, Rocky Creek, 4882
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -17.1825
Long: 145.455278
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Vietnam
Approx. Event Start Date:1964
Approx. Event End Date:1972

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 13th August, 2006
Front Inscription

Royal Australian Air Force

Vietnam 1964 - 1972

Dedicated to all who served in
RAAF Transport Flight Vietnam
35 Squadron
9 Squadron
2 Squadron
1 Operational Support Unit
RAAF Element HQAFV
RAAF Element 161 Recce Flight (Army)
RAAF Element Advanced Operations Centre

And those who served with Allied Air Forces

Supported by
36 & 37 Squadrons
5 Airfield Construction Squadron

Erected by Royal Australian Air Force Association
Queensland Division - Ipswich Branch

13 August 2006

Source: MA
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