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21-November-2015
21-November-2015

The plaque commemorates those who served with the Detachment 131 Divisional Locating Battery in the Vietnam War. The plaque location is indicated by the red poppy in the second image. 

131 Divisional Locating Battery (131 DLB) was established in Sydney in the 1950s. A Battery Detachment was operational in South Vietnam in the period 1966 to 1971. 131 DLB comprised a significant proportion of National Servicemen drawn from all Australian States and Territories.

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, Campbell, 2612
State:ACT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.280725
Long: 149.147694
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:1971

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2012
Front Inscription

Dedicated To All Who Served With 
       DETACHMENT
131 DIVISIONAL LOCATING BATTERY
Royal Australian Artillery

1 Australian Task Force
SOUTH VIETNAM 1966 - 1971

Source: MA
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