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The monument commemorates the 45 Royal Australian Engineers who died as a result of the service in South Vietnam between 1962 and 1972. It is constructed from five Bailey Bridge Panels and is backed by a rose garden.

This plaque on the memorial is a replica of the original plaque mounted in Vietnam on the Memorial at the Headquarters 1st Field Squadron in the Australian Task Force Base, Nui Dat. Because of its frail nature the original plaque is now displayed in the Museum.

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:Moorebank Avenue, Museum Heritage Precinct, Steele Barracks, Moorebank, 2170
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.954667
Long: 150.922333
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:03-August-1962
Approx. Event End Date:1972


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 25th April, 2005
Front Inscription

1 Field Squadron Group

Royal Australian Engineers 

In memory of our fallen comrades


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