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02-April-2011
02-April-2011

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The plaque commemorates the personnel who served with the Royal Australian Army Service Corps (RAASC) between 1965 and 1972 during the Vietnam War. The plaque location is indicated by the red poppy in the second image. 

The corps provided two Company Headquarters, three transport Platoons, two supply platoons, one petroleum platoon, a detachment from 176 Air Despatch Company, along with administration units that included 1 Comm Z Postal, AFV Cash Offices and support to HQ AFV, HQ 1 ALSG and HQ 1 ATF during the Australian Committment to South Vietnam (1965 - 1972).

On the 31st May 1973 the Corps ceased to exist and the responsibilities of road, transport, air dispatch and postal functions were handed over to the Royal Australian Corps of Transport (RACT) who were formed on the 1st June 1973.

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
Approx. Event Start Date:1965
Approx. Event End Date:1972

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 22nd March, 2010
Front Inscription

ROYAL AUSTRALIAN ARMY SERVICE CORPS
(RAASC)
VIETNAM 1965-1972

Par Oneri - Equal to the task

Bien Hoa  Vung Tau  Nui Dat  Saigon

1 Company Headquarters - 5 Company Headquarters - 26 Company Headquarters - 176 Air Dispatch (Detachment) - 8 Petroleum Platoon - 1 Division Postal Unit - 1 Communications Zone Postal Unit (Detachment) -  21 Supply Platoon - 25 Supply Platoon - 32 Supply Platoon (Detachment) - 1 Transport Platoon - 2 Transport Platoon - 85 Transport Platoon - 86 Transport Platoon - 87 Transport Platoon and all other RAASC members in non-corps units.

In memory of those RAASC members who served

 

Source: MA
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