www.monumentaustralia.org.au

Australian Army Training Team Vietnam Honour RollPrint Page Print this page

07-July-2018
07-July-2018

Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown

The honour roll commemorates those who died in service or were killed in action while serving with the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (A.A.T.T.V) during the Vietnam War.

The Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV), affectionately known as "The Team", was raised and sent to Vietnam in 1962 initially under the command of Colonel F. P. Serong.  Raised in 1962, the unit was raised solely for service as part of Australia's contribution to the war in Vietnam, providing training and assistance to South Vietnamese forces. It is believed to be the most decorated Australian unit to serve in Vietnam with members of the unit receiving over 100 decorations, including four Victoria Crosses, while it was in existence. The unit was disbanded in late 1972 when Australia ended its commitment to the war.

The Unit at this time consisted of 30 Officers and Warrant Officers who were originally to be employed in the training roles of Vietnamese Units.  As the war escalated in 1965, AATTV was increased to 100 members (including some Staff Sergeants, Sergeants and Corporals) and they were employed from the Delta areas in the far South to the Northern border of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating North and South Vietnam.

A total of 1000 members served with AATTV during the entire period of the conflict - 1962 to 1972.  This consisted of  990 Australians and 10 New Zealanders.  Casualties were recorded as 33 members Killed In Action (KIA) and 122 as Wounded in Action (WIA).

Location

Address:25 Veterans Drive, National Vietnam Veterans Museum, Newhaven, 3925
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.520626
Long: 145.324468
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
View Google Map

Details

Monument Type:Honour Roll
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Vietnam
Actual Event Start Date:31-July-1962
Actual Event End Date:16-December-1972

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 4th November, 1968
Front Inscription

Australian Army Training Team Viet Nam

Honour Roll

[ Names ]

Lest We Forget

Plaque :

This Roll of Honour commemorates the members of  the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam who lost their lives in Vietnam where the unit was deployed from August 1962 until December 1972.

Starting with a team of 30 the unit strength grew to 227 with members engaged in a wide range of operational and training duties as individuals or in small groups assisting South Vietnamese Forces.

990 Australians and 10 New Zealanders served in the team and recognition of their efforts included two Unit Awards, 113 personal Australian Awards and over 500 personal Foreign Awards

 

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
Proudly sponsored by UBC Web Design