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Nashos for the Confrontation

10 NOV 1964: Selective conscription was introduced for the Indonesian Confrontation. The Australian government introduces selective conscription of 20-year-old males by ballot under the National Service Act. A couple of years later and The National Service Scheme also saw the beginning of a series of deployments where 15,381 'nasho' volunteers served in Viet Nam. Many say it should be re-introduced in line with many of our Asian neighbours. Compulsory military training for the nation's young men was reintroduced in 1951 by the...

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