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9th Battalion RAR Plaque
9th Battalion RAR Plaque
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Plaque attached to rear of Royal Australian Regiment Memorial commemorates those members of the 9th Battalion RAR who were killed on active service in South Vietnam.

The battalion arrived in Vietnam in November 1968, relieving 3 RAR. It formed part of the 1st Australian Task Force (1ATF) and was based at Nui Dat in Phuoc Tuy province.

9RAR was primarily engaged with pacification operations. All but three operations took place in Phuoc Tuy. On 2 April it was deployed to the Bien Hoa-Long Khanh-Phuoc Tuy border for Operation Overland (2-10 April). On 11 April it moved south within Bien Hoa and commenced Operation Overlander (11-15 April). The battalion then returned to the Bien Hoa province for Operation Jack (30 September-31 October). These operations were reconnaissance-in-force operations, involving patrolling, land clearing, and protecting civilians. On 25 November 9RAR was relieved by 8RAR. The battalion arrived in Australia in December 1969.

Location

Address:George & Wynyard Streets , Royal Australian Regiment Memorial, Regimental Square, Sydney, 2000
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.867117
Long: 151.207047
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Vietnam
Actual Event STart Date:1968
Actual Event End Date:1969

Dedication

Front Inscription

Dedicated to the memory of those members of the
9th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment
         Killed on active service
     South Vietnam 1968 – 1969

           (names)
 

Source: MA
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