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The plaque commemorates the members of the 9th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment who served in the Vietnam War between 1968 and 1969. The plaque location is indicated by a red poppy in the second image. 

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. 9RAR was primarily engaged with pacification operations. All but three operations took place in Phuoc Tuy. On 25 November 1969, 9RAR was relieved by 8RAR. The battalion arrived in Australia in December 1969.

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:Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden, Campbell, 2612
State:ACT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.279626
Long: 149.147118
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Vietnam
Actual Event Start Date:05-November-1968
Actual Event End Date:28-November-1969

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 13th November, 2005
Front Inscription

9TH BATTALION
THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN REGIMENT

In Memory Of The Members Of 9RAR Killed
And Wounded In Action, And All Who Served In The
War In Vietnam During The Battalions` Tour Of Active
Service In 1968 And 1969

Lest We Forget

Dedicated By The 9RAR Association On 13 November 2005

 

Source: MA
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