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The plaque commemorates those who served with the 1st Australian Field Hospital from 1967 to 1971 during the Vietnam War.  The plaque has incorrect information regarding the Hospital which was raised on 1 April 1968 at Vung Tau, Vietnam and took over the Australian military hospital there from 8th Field Ambulance.

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:Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden, Campbell, 2612
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.281111
Long: 149.148056
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Approx. Event Start Date:November-1967
Approx. Event End Date:November-1971


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 27th April, 2011
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1967    1971

1st Australian Field Hospital

The 1st Australian Field Hospital was raised in Australia in November 1967 (sic). It saw service in South Vietnam from 1 April 1968 until November 1971, where it provided medical assistance for Australian Forces Vietnam at facilities in Vung Tau and at Nui Dat.

Dedicated to all who served

Lest We Forget

Dedicated 27 April 2001

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