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Royal Australian Signals : 29-February-2012
Royal Australian Signals : 29-February-2012
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Plaque commemorates those who served in the Royal Australian Signals during the Vietnam War.

Australia's military involvement in the Vietnam War was the longest in duration of any war in Australia's history before the conflict in Afghanistan. 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.



Address:300 Waterdale Road, Repatriation Hospital, Heidelberg, 3061
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.755725
Long: 145.047069
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:03-August-1962
Actual Event End Date:11-January-1973


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 17th August, 2005
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Dedicated To All Those Who Served And Fought In
South Vietnam And Those Who Have Since Passed On.
           1962 - 1973  
            Certa Cito.

Unveiled 17 August 2005

Source: MA
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