This service remembers the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV).
The AATTV was the first Australian unit into Vietnam, deploying in July 1962. They were a team of instructors sent to work with the South Vietnamese units. They were sent as advisors, but often ended up fighting alongside the South Vietnamese. Despite the low number of members, they were one of the most highly decorated Australian units during the Vietnam War. The AATTV was also the last Australian unit out of Vietnam, and was operational for ten years, four months and eighteen days. Just over 1000 men served with the AATTV over the ten years. 33 were killed in action or died in service.
This service is held on the Sunday closest to 31 July each year. This date marks the arrival of the AATTV in Vietnam in 1962.
- Shrine Life Governor Lieutenant Colonel David Ford CVO AM GM
Reviewed 08 February 2021