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19-January-2020
19-January-2020

Photographs supplied by John Huth / Sandra Brown

The double-sided interpretative panel details an extensive summary of the Vietnam War, Australia's contribution to the war and several archival photographs.  The memorial was unveiled on the 13th May 2018 and commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the battle for fire bases Coral and Balmoral, and is dedicated to all those who served in the Vietnam War.

The Battle of Coral - Balmoral (12 May – 6 June 1968) was a series of actions fought during the Vietnam War between the 1st Australian Task Force (1 ATF) and the North Vietnamese 7th Division and Viet Cong, 40 kilometres north-east of Saigon.

The Coral - Balmoral battle was the most sustained and arguably most hazardous battle of the Vietnam War. The engagements around these fire support bases rivalled in intensity and duration the largest action previously by Australian soldiers during the battle of Long Tan in August 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.

Location

Address:Hume & Bent Streets, Gloucester Memorial Park, Gloucester, 2422
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.009743
Long: 151.959458
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Vietnam
Actual Event Start Date:12-May-1968
Actual Event End Date:12-May-2018

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 13th May, 2018
Front Inscription

Australia & The
VIETNAM WAR 
1962-1973
[Detailed description of Australia`s role in the war]

Bottom - front:

This Memorial Was Unveiled On May 13th, 2018
To Commemorate The 50th Anniversary Of The Battle For
FSB Coral And FSB Balmoral And Is Dedicated To All Those
Who Served In The Vietnam War.

Lest We Forget.

 

 

Back Inscription

Australia & The 
VIETNAM WAR 
1962-1973

Major Conflicts
[Detailed description of major conflicts]

Bottom - front:

This Memorial Was Unveiled On May 13th, 2018 
To Commemorate The 50th Anniversary Of The Battle For 
FSB Coral And FSB Balmoral And Is Dedicated To All Those
Who Served In The Vietnam War.

Lest We Forget.

Source: MA
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