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28-November-2015
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The plaque commemorates those who served with the 1st Australian Field Hospital from 1967 to 1971 during the Vietnam War.

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: -35.281111
Long: 149.148056
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Vietnam
Approx. Event Start Date:November-1967
Approx. Event End Date:November-1971

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 27th April, 2011
Front Inscription

1967                                                    1971
     1st AUSTRALIAN FIELD HOSPITAL

The 1st Australian Field Hospital was raised in Australia in November 1967. It saw service in South Vietnam from 1 April 1968 until November 1971, where it provided medical assistance for Australian Forces Vietnam at facilities in Vung Tau and at Nui Dat.
DEDICATED TO ALL WHO SERVED
           LEST WE FORGET
           Dedicated 27 April 2001

Source: MA
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