Canungra Australian Army Training Team Vietnam Memorial

Location of Canungra Australian Army Training Team Vietnam Memorial

Australian Army Land Warfare Centre
Canungra QLD 4275

Memorial reserve, dedicated to the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam. Canungra was the location for a world renowned jungle warfare school, especially in the WW2 and post-1945 eras. The location displays a Roll of Honour, stone memorials, memorial walls and memorial grove of rainforest hardwood timbers, dedicated to the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam.

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Conflicts commemorated
  • Vietnam War, 1962–1972
  • Unit memorials
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The Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV) was the first Australian Army unit to serve in Vietnam (1962) and the last to leave (1972). AATTV consisted entirely of volunteers who advised, trained and commanded a variety of indigenous forces during the war in Vietnam. AATTV was the most highly decorated unit for its size in Australian history.

The AATTV "Memorial" at the Australian Army Land Warfare Centre, Canungra, Queensland, is not a memorial in the strict sense of the word, as it is built on army land. Technically, it is referred to as the "Home of the Australian Advisers".

It had its origins in 1992/93 when a rain forest hardwood timber grove was named the "AATTV Memorial Grove", in honour of the AATTV by the Commandant of the Land Warfare Centre. The Home of the Australian Advisers overlooks the timber grove and was officially unveiled and dedicated in 1996.

The home is a small asian-style building containing a polished granite wall on which is engraved the names of those who served in AATTV. The building is of a simple and practical design to provide visitors with a serene and comfortable retreat where they can spend their time in peaceful reflection with their memories. The Home was funded by private subscription and donations of sculpture, materials and technical skills.

(Source: Vietnam Veterans of Australia website)

Recorded by
Doug Tanner/Matt Smith
Date recorded
19 March 2009

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