Canungra - Queensland
Australian Army Training Team Vietnam Memorial
Located at the Land Warfare Centre
|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
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".
|[Above] The AATTV plaque
at the Home entrance with the hardwood grove on
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.
[Right] The Home of the Australian Advisers
||[Left] The wall inscribed with the
names of those who served in AATTV. In
the centre, the unit badge, with its motto
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
The unit badge of the AATTV.
Flags flown at a memorial service held in
View from the Home, overlooking the hardwood grove
and the mountains in the distance.
Thanks to David Savage and the AATTV Association for text and