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Vietnam Hostilities - Period and Operational Areas




Period of conflict

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).     

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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).     

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Operational area

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.     

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An operational area is an area specified in Column 1 for the period specified in Column 2 of Schedule 2 of the VEA to which a unit or individual have been allotted or deemed allotted for duty.