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The plaque commemorates those who served with the Headquarters Unit of the 1st Australian Task Force, and D and E Platoons during the Vietnam War between 1966 and 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:25 Veterans Drive, National Vietnam Veterans Museum, Garden of Reflection, 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:1972


Front Inscription

1st Australian Task Force
South Vietnam

Dedicated to those who served in HQ 1ATF and D & E Platoon

South Vietnam 1966 - 1972

And in remembrance of our 11 fallen comrades


Right Side Inscription
Source: MA
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