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Vietnam Hostilities - Period and Operational Areas
For both qualifying and operational service to be recognised in the Vietnam Conflict a person must have served during the period 31 July 1962 to 11 January 1973 (both dates included).
However, qualifying and operational service is also recognised for Australian Defence Force personnel who rendered warlike service during the period 12 January 1973 to 29 April 1975 (both dates included).
The operational area for the Vietnam Conflict was the southern zone of Vietnam and the waters up to 185.2 kilometres from the shore of Vietnam.