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9th Battalion RAR Plaque
9th Battalion RAR Plaque
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The plaque attached to rear of Royal Australian Regiment Memorial commemorates members of the 9th Battalion RAR who were killed on active service in South Vietnam. 

The battalion arrived in Vietnam in November 1968, relieving 3 RAR. It formed part of the 1st Australian Task Force (1ATF) and was based at Nui Dat in Phuoc Tuy province.

9RAR was primarily engaged with pacification operations. All but three operations took place in Phuoc Tuy. On 2 April it was deployed to the Bien Hoa-Long Khanh-Phuoc Tuy border for Operation Overland (2-10 April). On 11 April it moved south within Bien Hoa and commenced Operation Overlander (11-15 April). The battalion then returned to the Bien Hoa province for Operation Jack (30 September-31 October). These operations were reconnaissance-in-force operations, involving patrolling, land clearing, and protecting civilians. On 25 November 9RAR was relieved by 8RAR. The battalion arrived in Australia in December 1969.

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:George & Wynyard Streets , Royal Australian Regiment Memorial, Regimental Square, Sydney, 2000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.867117
Long: 151.207047
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:
Approx. Event Start Date:1968
Actual Event End Date:
Approx. Event End Date:1969


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Dedicated to the memory of those members of the 
9th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment 
    Killed on active service 
 South Vietnam 1968 – 1969

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Source: MA
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