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The plaque ecommemorates all who served on H.M.A.S. Sydney and escorts ships during the Vietnam War from 1965 to 1972.

Australia's military involvement in the Vietnam War began with the arrival of the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV) in South Vietnam during July and August 1962.  Australia's participation in the war was formally declared at an end when the Governor-General issued a proclamation on 11 January 1973.

However, 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:Sir Edwin Smith Avenue, South Australia Naval Memorial Garden , North Adelaide, 5006
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.914075
Long: 138.600534
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Approx. Event Start Date:1965
Approx. Event End Date:1972


Front Inscription

ANZAC               Duchess
Derwent              Vampire
Parramatta          Vendetta
Stuart                  Queenborough
Swan                   Quiberon
Torrens                Boonaroo
Yarra                   Jeparit
Melbourne           817 Squadron
                            725H Flight

In memory of those who served on H.M.A.S. Sydney and escorts

1965 - 1972

Presented by Vietnam Logistical Support Veterans Association


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