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Plaque commemorates Royal Australian Air Force personnel who lost their lives and those who served during the Vietnam War.
The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) began its involvement in the war in 1964 when a flight of Caribous began flying transport operations around South Vietnam. The following year RAAF helicopters began operations and in 1967 a squadron of Canberra bombers arrived in the country. Other RAAF personnel performed a variety of roles in Vietnam, from aeromedical evacuations to airfield construction and combat flying with United States forces
Australia's military involvement in the Vietnam War was the longest in duration of any war in Australia's history before the conflict in Afghanistan. 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.
|Address:||Birdwood Avenue, Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne, 3000|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.830139|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||03-August-1962|
|Actual Event End Date:||29-April-1975|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Monday 18th August, 2008|
Royal Australian Air Force Vietnam
Dedicated to all those Royal Australian Air Force personnel who lost their lives on operations and in honour of all who served in Vietnam
Royal Australian Air Force Vietnam Veterans Association (VIC)