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Delta Company : 10-June-2011
Delta Company : 10-June-2011
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The plaque commemorates the Australian and New Zealand service personnel who served in Delta Company, 4th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment during the Vietnam War.

Two Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment Companies, V (Victor) and W (Whisky), joined the Battalion and it became 4 RAR / NZ (ANZAC) Battalion for its twelve month tour of Vietnam. During its year long tour in South Vietnam the Battalion completed 11 major operations and five operations of company size.  It was subsequently replaced by 6RAR on 1 May 1969 and departed for Australia on 19 May 1969. Total casualties during the deployment included 19 killed and 97 wounded

4RAR subsequently underwent a period of further training in Australia, and subsequently returned to Vietnam for its second tour in May 1971. For 4 RAR/NZ (ANZAC), this final tour gave the Battalion the honour of being the last ANZAC Battalion to serve in South Vietnam (also 4 RAR was the last Battalion to leave Borneo in 1966). As the last Battalion out of South Vietnam, it was witness to the unique circumstances of the withdrawal, none of them being foreseen during the deployment to South Vietnam. During its tour of duty the Battalion killed 91 enemy and captured 5 for the loss of eight 4 RAR/NZ (ANZAC) soldiers.

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:Merri & Leibig Streets, Cannon Hill, Warrnambool, 3280
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.387453
Long: 142.480836
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Approx. Event Start Date:1971
Approx. Event End Date:1972


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Delta Company 4 RAR / NZ (ANZAC) Vietnam 1971 - 72

In memory of all members of Delta Company, 4 RAR/NZ (ANZAC) Battalion, who served, suffered or died, in service of their country

Source: MA
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