Royal Australian Navy Helicopter Flight Vietnam Roll of HonourPrint Page
The honour roll commemorates the personnel (including United States personnel) who were killed in the Vietnam War between 1968 and 1970 while serving with RAN Helicopter Flight Vietnam.
During 1966, the increased intensity of the war in Vietnam caused the United States to request further military support from Australia, particularly helicopter crews and associated maintenance personnel. Australia had just committed a third Army Battalion to service in Vietnam and this would increase demand for airmobile support from the United States forces..
The Navy offered some aircrew and maintenance personnel to be drawn mostly from 817 Squadron based at Nowra. This was refined to 8 pilots, 4 observers and 40 aviation maintenance personnel from all categories. It was eventually decided that this group would integrate with the US Army's 135th Assault Helicopter Company (AHC). The new unit arrived in Vietnam in September 1967.
The team formed up at Nowra in September 1967 with the unit name of the RAN Helicopter Flight Vietnam (RANHFV).
|Address:||489A Albatross Road, Fleet Air Arm Museum, Nowra Hill, 2540|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -34.936586|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Type:||Honour Roll|
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1968|
|Approx. Event End Date:||1970|
Personnel Killed In Action
Vietnam 1968 - 1970
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Lest We Forget