Armoured Corps Avenue of HonourPrint Page
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 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:||Henderson Road & Mangan Street, Tongala, 3621|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -36.250703|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Type:||Avenue of Honour|
|Actual Event STart Date:||03-August-1962|
|Actual Event End Date:||29-April-1975|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 7th November, 2004|
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"