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8th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment Plaque
8th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment Plaque
Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

A plaque commemorates those who served in the 8th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment during the Vietnam War.

8th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (8RAR) was raised on 14 July 1966 at Enoggera in Queensland. It arrived in South Vietnam on 17 November 1969, relieving 9RAR on 25 November. The battalion formed part of the 1st Australian Task Force (1ATF) with 5RAR and 6RAR. It was based at Nui Dat, Phuoc Tuy province.

Location

Address:Ann Street, ANZAC Square, Shrine of Remembrance Crypt, Brisbane, 4000
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.466428
Long: 153.0265
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Vietnam
Actual Event STart Date:1969
Actual Event End Date:1970
Link:http://www.qldwarmemorials.com.au/P…

Dedication

Front Inscription

DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY 
       OF THOSE 
WHO DIED IN SERVICE OF THEIR 
COUNTRY & THOSE OTHERS WHO
SERVED WITH SUCH DISTINCTION
SOUTH VIETNAM 1969-70
 "LEST WE FORGET"

(insignia)
      8th Battalion 
            The 
Royal Australian Regiment
"Brisbane's Own "

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