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02-April-2011
02-April-2011

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The plaque which was dedicated on the 40th anniversary of the Battle of Coral commemorates the personnel of the 12th Field Regiment who served between 1967 and 1971 during the Vietnam War.

The location of the plaque is indicated by the red poppy in the second image. 

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:Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden, Campbell, 2612
State:ACT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.279626
Long: 149.147118
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Vietnam
Approx. Event Start Date:1968
Approx. Event End Date:1971

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 13th May, 2008
Front Inscription

12th Field Regiment
Royal Regiment of Australian Artillery

South Vietnam 1968 - 1969 and 1971

In remembrance of those who served in a proud Regiment 

We will remember them

Dedicated on the 40th anniversary of the Battle of Coral, when the Regiment withstood a protracted attack against its new positions at Fire Support Base Coral 

13 May 2008

 

Source: MA
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