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Australian Army Training Team Vietnam Memorial commemorates all those who served with unit during the Vietnam War.

The Australian Army Training Team Vietnam served in South Vietnam from 31st July 1962 to 16th December 1972, the longest period of continuous active service of any Australian military unit. For its efforts the unit was awarded The United States Army Meritorious Unit Commendation, and The Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Unit Citation. In addition, individual Team members received a total of 113 awards for gallantry and service, including four Victoria Crosses.

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.

 However, 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:ANZAC Highway, Keswick Military Complex, Keswick, 5035
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.944117
Long: 138.581458
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:03-August-1962
Actual Event End Date:11-January-1973
Source: TOH
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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