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1st Armoured Personnel Carrier Squadron : 23-February-2012
1st Armoured Personnel Carrier Squadron : 23-February-2012

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A monument commemorates the service personnel of the 1st Armoured Personnel Carrier Squadron who served in the Vietnam War.

The 1st Armoured Personnel Squadron (1 APC Sqn) was an armoured unit of the Australian Army raised for service during the Vietnam War. Raised in 1965 the unit was deployed to South Vietnam in May 1966 to join the 1st Australian Task Force. After that 1 APC Sqn was involved in numerous operations in support of the 5th and 6th Battalions, Royal Australian Regiment, with the most notable action coming on 18 August 1966 when the squadron was involved in the Battle of Long Tan.



Address:300 Waterdale Road, Repatriation Hospital, Heidelberg, 3081
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.755725
Long: 145.047069
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:1966
Actual Event End Date:1977


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 16th August, 2002
Front Inscription

1st Armoured Personnel
Carrier Squadron

1.A.P.C. Sqn.
Vietnam 1966 - 1967
Long Tan

"The Aspros"  "The Bex Boys"

For those who served and returned
and to remember the fallen.
Unveiled 16 August `02


Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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