Tag - Viet Nam

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...

Sydney at Vung Tau

6 NOV 1971: Viet Nam and HMAS Sydney embarks the bulk of its final Australian army units from Vietnam at Vung Tau. Anecdotal evidence holds that most men returned from Vietnam in the dead of night, hidden from the public. In fact, large numbers actually returned on HMAS Sydney, to a welcome by dignitaries and a parade. The manner of their homecoming affected the way in which veterans recovered from the war, those who did arrive late at night to no...

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