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02-April-2011
02-April-2011
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Plaque commemorates the units of Ordnance Field Park which served from 1966 to 1972 at Nui Dat during the Vietnam War.

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.

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.

Location

Address:Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial, 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:1966
Actual Event End Date:1972

Dedication

Front Inscription

Dedicated To The Units Of
The Ordnance Field Park

Royal Australian Army Ordnance Corps
Nui Dat Vietnam 1966-1972

1 Ordnance Field Park (Detachment) 1966-67
6 Ordnance Field Park (Detachment) 1967-68
1 Ordnance Field Park 1968-72

In Memory Of Those Who Served

Lest We Forget

 

Source: MA
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