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8th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment Plaque
8th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment Plaque
Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

The plaque commemorates those who served in the 8th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment during the Vietnam War from 1969 to 1970.

8th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (8RAR) was raised on 14 July 1966 at Enoggera in Queensland. It arrived in South Vietnam on 17 November 1969, relieving 9RAR on 25 November. The battalion formed part of the 1st Australian Task Force (1ATF) with 5RAR and 6RAR. It was based at Nui Dat, Phuoc Tuy province.

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:Ann Street, ANZAC Square, Shrine of Remembrance Crypt, Brisbane, 4000
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.466428
Long: 153.0265
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Vietnam
Actual Event Start Date:17-November-1969
Approx. Event End Date:1970
Link:http://www.qldwarmemorials.com.au/P…

Dedication

Front Inscription

Dedicated to the memory of those who died in service of their country and those others who served with such distinction 

South Vietnam 1969 - 1970

"Lest We Forget"

 

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