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Armoured Corps Avenue of Honour : 20-July-2012
Armoured Corps Avenue of Honour : 20-July-2012

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders / Sandra Brown

Planted in 2004, the Avenue comprises of twenty-four Red Ironbark (Eucalyptus tricarpa) trees planted to commemorate members of the Royal Australian Armoured Corps who died serving in the Vietnam War. Each tree bears a name of a cavalry or armoured corps soldier.

The Avenue was unveiled in November 2004 by Major General Michael Jeffrey, Governor General of Australia (2003-2008) and the Chief of the Australian Army, Lieutenant General Ken Gillespie.

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:Henderson Road & Mangan Street, Tongala, 3621
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.250703
Long: 144.948586
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Avenue of Honour
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Vietnam
Actual Event STart Date:03-August-1962
Actual Event End Date:29-April-1975

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 7th November, 2004
Front Inscription

To commemorate servicemen of the Armoured Corps who gave their lives during the Vietnam War

This Avenue of Honour was unveiled by His Excellency Major General Michael Jeffrey, AC CVO MC Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia

7th November 2004

"Lest We Forget"

Source: MA
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