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The monument commemorates those who served with the 5th Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment during the Vietnam War between 1966 and 1970.

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:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Approx. Event Start Date:1966
Approx. Event End Date:1970


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 24th April, 2017
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5th Battalion
The Royal Australian Regiment

In memory of the members of 5RAR killed in action, those wounded in action, and all that served in the Battalion during two tours of active service

The Vietnam War
1966 - 67   1969 - 70

Dedicated by the 5RAR Association

24 April 2017




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