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Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War from 1962 – 1975 involved almost 60,000 Australians of whom 521 paid the ultimate sacrifice. More than 3,000 were wounded and many thousands returned home to battle a variety of illnesses that endure to this day as a consequence of their service in Vietnam.

In 1987 Prime Minister Bob Hawke designated 18 August as Australia’s official Vietnam Veterans’ Day. The date commemorates the Battle of Long Tan (18 August, 1966), during which Delta Company 6 RAR fought an ‘encounter’ battle against enemy forces in the Long Tan rubber plantation just a few thousand metres from the 1st Australian Task Force base at Nui Dat.

The Vietnam Veteran's Day Service will be held at Railway Park, Marius Street - 5pm Saturday 19th August 2017.


Important dates to remember

Vietnam Veteran's Day (Long Tan Day) Railway Park, Marius Street - 5pm Saturday 19th August 2017

75th anniversary of the Battle of Milne Bay - Friday 25th August 2017

70th anniversary Australian Peacekeepers and Peacemakers - Thursday 14th September 2017

Centenary of the Battle of Polygon Wood, Passchendaele - Tuesday 26th September 2017

75th anniversary of the start of El Alamein - Monday 23rd October 2017

Centenary of the Battle of Beersheba, Sinai Palestine Campaign - Tuesday 31st October 2017

75th anniversary of Kokoda and the beachheads - Thursday 2nd November 2017

Remembrance Day Commemoration Service, Tamworth Town Hall - Saturday 11th November 2017


Ufocus Medal Mounting