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The plaque commemorates the personnel who served in the 1st Armoured Squadron Workshop, RAEME and the 1st Armoured Squadron Workshop Stores Section, RAAOC between 1967 and 1968 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, 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:1967
Approx. Event End Date:1968

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 29th October, 2007
Front Inscription

1st ARMOURED SQUADRON WORKSHOP, RAEME -
1st ARMOURED SQUADRON WORKSHOP STORES SECTION, RAAOC
VIETNAM 1967 - 1968

This Unit Workshop was raised in Victoria in October 1967 to service the Centurion tanks of C Squadron, 1st Armoured Regiment, RAAC, sent to Vietnam in 1968.  This was the first overseas deployment of Centurions.  Based at Nui Dat, unit members undertook repair and recovery support for all the tanks on operational deployments until the unit was disbanded in a restructure of RAEME units in Vietnam in October 1968.

IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO SERVED
Dedicated On 29 October 2007 By Surviving Unit Members

LEST WE FORGET

 

Source: MA
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