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Plaque on sandstone plinth commemorates the Defence Forces and civilian personnel who passed throught the Port of Brisbane and the Brisbane Airport for service in the Vietnam War 1962-1975 and honours those who did not return.
The arrival of the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV) in South Vietnam during July and August 1962 was the beginning of Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War. Australia's participation in the war was formally declared at an end when the Governor-General issued a proclamation on 11 January 1973. The only combat troops remaining in Vietnam were a platoon guarding the Australian embassy in Saigon, which was withdrawn in June 1973. In early 1975 the communists launched a major offensive in the north of South Vietnam, resulting in the fall of Saigon on 30 April. During April a RAAF detachment of 7–8 Hercules transports flew humanitarian missions to aid civilian refugees displaced by the fighting and carried out the evacuation of Vietnamese orphans (Operation Babylift), before finally taking out embassy staff on 25 April.
|Address:||Newstead Avenue , Newstead Park , Newstead, 4006|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -27.442149|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1962|
|Approx. Event End Date:||1975|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Monday 31st May, 2004|
This plaque commemorates the departure of RAN,
Army, RAAF and civilian personnel through the
Port of Brisbane and Brisbane Airport for service
in the Vietnam War 1962 -1975 and honours the
memory of those who did not return.
Unveiled by :
Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce, AC
Governor of Queensland
Monday, 31 May 2004
The Department of Veterans` Affairs - The Brisbane City Council
Qantas Airways - The Vietnam Logistic Support Veterans` Unit
Sandstone kindly donated by Tanamerah Sandstone, Warwick