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Plaque commemorates members of the 3rd Cavalry Regiment who served between 1965 and 1972 during the Vietnam War.

The 3rd Cavalry Regiment had a squadron serving in South Vietnam for nearly six years having served in Vietnam since 1965.  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.

Location

Address:Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Western Garden, Campbell, 2612
State:ACT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.279626
Long: 149.147118
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

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 31st October, 2009
Front Inscription

3rd Cavalry Regiment  
Royal Australian Armoured Corps
Vietnam 1965 - 1972
Long Tan  Bien Hoa  Long Binh  
Coral-Balmoral  Hat Dich  Binh Ba
In Memory Of All Who Served

1 Troop, A Squadron 4th / 19th Prince of Wales Light Horse Regiment
1 APC Troop
1 APC Squadron
A and B Squadrons, 3rd Cavalry Regiment
3rd Cavalry Regiment Light Aid Detachment, RAEME

Dedicated By 3rd Cavalry Regiment (Vietnam) Association Inc.,
31 October 2009

Source: MA
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