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Vietnam War Plaque : 16-September-2011
Vietnam War Plaque : 16-September-2011

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders / Sandra Brown

Plaque commemorates those who served in the Vietnam War and is dedicated to those who made the supreme sacrifice.

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.

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:Flinders & Swanston Streets, St Paul`s Anglican Cathedral, Melbourne, 3000
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.817138
Long: 144.967869
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Vietnam
Actual Event STart Date:03-August-1962
Actual Event End Date:29-April-1975

Dedication

Front Inscription

        VIETNAM
          1962 - 1975

TO HONOUR AND COMMEMORATE 
THE SERVICE OF THE
AUSTRALIAN VIETNAM FORCES

 

DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF ALL
THOSE WHO SERVED AND MADE 
THE SUPREME SACRIFICE

      LEST WE FORGET

Source: MA
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