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Military History

The Australian Military History VECC (AMHV) is one of ADFA’s newest Clubs, and seeks to provide weekly discussions and presentations about notable events in Australian military history, complemented by interstate and international trips to areas of Australian military significance.

This is to provide an opportunity to increase historical knowledge for those interested in the casual study of ADF history, or for those whose degree structures provides no chance for history electives.

Throughout the year the AMHV welcomed an array of guest speakers to the Academy every week. These have varied from ADFA staff members talking about their operational deployments, to high ranking Defence members discussing strategic level command challenges, or academics with unrivalled knowledge on aspects of Australian Military History. Topics have included Australia’s involvement in Rwanda, the Battle of Hamel, and contemporary strategic challenges in Afghanistan to name a few.

Throughout the year the VECC has undertaken tours of the Royal Military College Duntroon, the Australian War Memorial, the Temora Aviation Museum, and has assisted in the coordination of battlefield study tours to Vietnam and the Kokoda Track.

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