Vietnam War

  • Arrival of Asutralian Army to Vietnam

    The arrival of the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV) in South Vietnam
  • NSS

    National Service Scheme introduced.
  • first actual war casualty

    first actual war casualty (battle), selective conscription for 20yr olds
  • Caribou transport

    The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) sent a flight of Caribou transports to the port of Vung Tau.
  • 1st Australian Task Force

    The newly arrived 1st Australian Task Force established its Phuoc Tuy operations base.
  • Long Tan

    The battle of long tan started.
  • Operation Ulmarra

    Iroquois helicopters land to take members of 7RAR back to Nui Dat after completion of Operation Ulmarra
  • Major Offensive

    the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army, launched during the Vietnamese lunar new year holiday period, known as "Tet".
  • Protest in Australia

    anti-war protests were gathering momentum in Australia. Opposition to conscription mounted, as more people came to believe the war could not be won.
  • Cambodia

    US and South Vietnamese troops were ordered to cross the border into Cambodia.
  • An End

    Australia's participation in the war was formally declared at an end when the Governor-General issued a proclamation
  • Withdrawal of the remaining troops

    The only combat troops remaining in Vietnam were a platoon guarding the Australian embassy in Saigon,they were withdrawn in June 1973.
  • Fall of Saigon

    the communists launched a major offensive in the north of South Vietnam, resulting in the fall of Saigon