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3rd Cavalry Regiment : 21-September-2011
3rd Cavalry Regiment : 21-September-2011
Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

Commemorates the 3rd Cavalry Regiment who fought in South Vietnam from 1965 to 1972.

The 3rd Cavalry Regiment had a squadron serving in South Vietnam for nearly six years. Between 1967 and 1972 the men from the regiment served in every major operation conducted by the 1st Australian Task Force (1ATF), including the Tet Offensive, the 1968 battles for Fire Support Bases Coral and Balmoral, and the battle of Binh Ba in 1969.

Australia's military involvement in the Vietnam War was the longest in duration of any war in Australia's history. 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 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:St Kilda Road, Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne, 3000
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.830139
Long: 144.973276
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Vietnam
Actual Event STart Date:1965
Actual Event End Date:1972

Dedication

Front Inscription

DEDICATED TO THE MEN OF 3RD CAVALRY REGIMENT SOUTH VIETNAM 1965 – 1972

BATTLE HONOURS LONG TAN    BEIN HOA    HAT DICH    BINH BA   Coral  Balmoral

"RESOLUTE"

Source: MA,SKP
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