Canungra - Queensland
Australian Army Training Team Vietnam Memorial
Located at the Land Warfare Centre

The AATTV Plawue
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".

[Above] The AATTV plaque at the Home entrance with the hardwood grove on the left.

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 "Persevere".

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.

Badge of the AATTV Flag station
View from the memorial [Above Left]
The unit badge of the AATTV.

[Above Right]
Flags flown at a memorial service held in February, 1999.

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 photographs.


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