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02-April-2011
02-April-2011

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The plaque commemorates members of the the 1st Armoured Regiment who served between 1968 and 1972 in the Vietnam War. The plaque location is indicated by a red poppy in the second image. 

1st Armoured Regiment is an armoured regiment of the Australian Army and is the senior regiment of the Royal Australian Armoured Corps. Formed as a tank unit in the new Australian Regular Army on 7 July 1949, the regiment subsequently saw service during the Vietnam War operating Centurion tanks. 

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, Behind Captain Reg Saunders Courtyard, Australian War Memorial, Campbell, 2612
State:ACT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.280105
Long: 149.148335
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Vietnam
Approx. Event Start Date:1968
Approx. Event End Date:1972

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 24th April, 2008
Front Inscription

1st ARMOURED REGIMENT
ROYAL AUSTRALIAN ARMOURED CORPS

Vietnam 1968-1972  
Hat Dich  Binh Ba  
Coral - Balmoral

In Memory Of All Who Have Served

Dedicated by 1st Armoured Regiment Association Inc., April 2008

 

Source: MA
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