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The plaque commemorates those who served with the Detachment 131 Divisional Locating Battery during the Vietnam War between 1966 and 1971. 

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:1966
Approx. Event End Date:1971


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:August-2014
Front Inscription

Dedicated to all who served with Detachment 131 Divisional Locating Battery

Royal Australian Artillery

1 Australian Task Force

South Vietnam 1966 - 1971


Right Side Inscription
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au