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Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry & Citation

 

The Department of Defence has announced that Australian Defence Force members who served during the Vietnam war have been recognised with the Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Unit Citation (the Citation).

The Citation was awarded by the former Government of the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam) to specific military units that distinguished themselves in battle. The Governor-General has formally approved the awarding of the Citation to identified Australian military units in recognition of their service during the Vietnam war.

To be eligible for the Citation (pictured above), Air Force members must have served in Vietnam under the operational control of United States Military Assistance Command Vietnam and posted to the following units during the eligible dates:

Air Force
  • RAAF Transport Flight Vietnam/35 Squadron from August 1964 to February 1972
  • 9 Squadron from June 1966 to December 1971
  • 2 Squadron from 19 April 1967 to 15 July 1971
  • Base Support Flight Vietnam from 8 February 1962 to 28 March 1973
  • Number 1 Operational Support Unit from 8 February 1962 to 28 March 1973

Full details about the Citation and eligibility can be found on the Department of defence website. See link below:

Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Unit Citation

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