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The plaque unveiled during the 1st Battalion Royal Australian Regiment (1 RAR) Vietnam Reunion in 2014 commemorates those who died in service or were killed in action in the Vietnam War while under the operational control of 173D Airborne Brigade (SEP) during 1965 and 1966. 

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:25 Veterans Drive, Garden of Reflection, National Vietnam Veterans Museum, Newhaven , 3925
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.521033
Long: 145.324317
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Approx. Event Start Date:1965
Approx. Event End Date:1966


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 23rd October, 2014
Front Inscription

1 RAR Group Vietnam 1965 - 66
Reunion 2014

You who look upon the plaque of remembrance do not go away without saying a prayer to Almighty God for those men who died in Vietnam while under the operational control of 173D Airborne Brigade (Sep) During 1965 - 66

They shall live in the hearts with whom they served

Lest We Forget

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This plaque was unveiled on the 23rd October 2014 by:
Robert Cockerill              President Chapter 11
John Deazley                  President Chapter 19
Raymond Hughes OAM  President Chapter 23
Amador B Garcia JR       President Chapter 27


Right Side Inscription
Source: MA
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