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25th Anniversary of Australian Troop Withdrawal : 10-March-2013
25th Anniversary of Australian Troop Withdrawal : 10-March-2013
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Commemorates the 25th Anniversary of the withdrawal of Australian troops from Vietnam.

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

Location

Address:Station Street, Caulfield Racecourse, Caulfield East, 3145
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.877078
Long: 145.038317
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Vietnam
Actual Event STart Date:03-August-1962
Actual Event End Date:11-January-1973

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 7th September, 1997
Front Inscription

To commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the withdrawal of Australian troops from Vietnam

This plaque was unveiled by Peter B. Lawrence VATC Chairman and Alan Hughes State President (VIC) Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia

Sunday 7th September, 1997

Caulfield Racecourse

Source: MA
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