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7th Battalion Plaque RAR
7th Battalion Plaque RAR
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The plaque attached to rear of the Royal Australian Regiment Memorial comemorates members of the 7th Battalion who died in service or were killed in action in the Vietnam War.

The battalion began arriving in Vietnam in April 1967, relieving 5RAR. It was part of the 1st Australian Task Force (1ATF) and was based at Nui Dat in Phuoc Tuy province. 7RAR was deployed outside of Phuoc Tuy with 2RAR from 24 January-1 March 1968. During this time it took part in Operation Coburg on the Bien Hoa-Long Khanh border. It was relieved by 1RAR on 9 April 1968 and arrived in Sydney on 26 April.

7RAR returned to Vietnam in February 1970, again relieving 5RAR. It was mainly involved with pacification operations in Phuoc Tuy, which had become the 1ATF priority in April 1969. This involved seeking out and destroying the enemy in its base areas, preventing enemy access to the civilian population, and helping to create a secure climate for South Vietnamese social, political, and military life. The work was demanding, dangerous, and monotonous for the troops.

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:George & Wynyard Streets , Royal Australian Regiment Memorial, Regimental Square, Sydney, 2000
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.867117
Long: 151.207047
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Front Inscription

Dedicated to the memory of those members of 7th Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment killed on active service in Vietnam 1967 - 68 and 1970 - 71

1967 - 68             1970 - 71

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We will remember them

Source: MA
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