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The plaque commemorates the personnel who served in the 55 Advanced Engineer Stores Squadron and 55 Engineer Workshop and Park Squadron (55/AESS/EWPS) between 1966 and 1972 during the Vietnam War. The plaque location is indicated by a red poppy in the second image. 

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, Sculpture Garden, Australian War Memorial, Campbell, 2612
State:ACT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.280169
Long: 149.147612
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Vietnam
Approx. Event Start Date:1966
Approx. Event End Date:1972

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 29th September, 2007
Front Inscription

55 AESS / EWPS
55 Advanced Engineer Stores Squadron
55 Engineer Workshop and Park Squadron

Royal Australian Engineers

Vung Tau, South Vietnam
1966 - 1972

Dedicated To All Who Served And In Memory Of Those Who Died
They Are Not Forgotten

Dedicated On 29 September 2007 By The 55 AESS / EWPS Vietnam Veterans

Source: MA
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