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13 Bardyn Halliday Drive,
Mt Warren Park

07 3287 4000

Vietnam & Veteran’s Day

About Vietnam & Veteran’s Day

Vietnam Veterans Day is commemorated on 18 August every year. The day was originally known as Long Tan Day, chosen to commemorate the men of D Company, 6RAR who fought in the battle of Long Tan in 1966. On 18 August, 108 Australian and New Zealand soldiers fought a pitched battle against over 2,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops in a small village off Long Tan. The Australians prevailed, but only after fighting in torrential rain for four hours. They were nearly overrun, but were saved by a timely ammunition resupply, accurate artillery fire from the nearby Australian base, and the arrival of reinforcements by armoured personnel carrier. Eighteen Australians lost their lives and 24 were wounded, the largest number of casualties in one operation since the Australian task force had arrived a few months earlier.

2018 Vietnam & Veteran’s Day

Beenleigh and District RSL will commemorate Vietnam Veteran’s Day with a Service at 5.30pm at the Beenleigh RSL Memorial on Saturday 18th August from 5.30pm (located at the front of the Club). Following the Service Beenleigh RSL will be providing a Free Live Performance by Radio Saigon. The courtesy bus will be available for bookings, please visit reception or call 3287 4000 to book.


Posted on 27 May 2022

13 Bardyn Halliday Drive,
Mt Warren Park

07 3287 4000
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