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A plaque commemorates the service of the Royal Australian Navy in Vietnam.
The Royal Australian Navy's role in the Vietnam War is sometimes overlooked by comparison with the Army's larger numerical involvement. As well as serving in ships deployed to Vietnam naval personnel served in clearance diving teams, the Navy helicopter flight, in logistic support roles and in medical teams.
Australian destroyers sailed nearly 400,000 miles in the course of the war and fired more than 100,000 rounds of ammunition. The converted aircraft carrier HMAS SYDNEY carried about 16,000 Australian troops as the famed `Vung Tau Ferry'. Australian Clearance Divers carried out several thousand ship searches looking for bombs and other explosive devices.
A total of eight officers and sailors of the RAN were killed and nearly 50 injured in the 10 years of our Navy's involvement in hostilities.
|Address:||Brisbane & Albert Streets, Jubilee Park, Beaudesert, 4285|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -27.990278|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||03-August-1962|
|Actual Event End Date:||29-April-1975|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||2011|
Service in South Vietnam
Ships & units allotted for duty
Clearance Diving Team
RAN Helicopter Flight
Detachment of 723 Sqn
RAN Helicopter Element 9 Sqn RAAF
Support & Logistics Roll
Embark in HMAS Sydney RAN Band
725 Sqn and 817 Sqn
To the Royal Australian Navy 100 years 1911 to 2011