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Defence Honours & Awards

Australian Awards

Vietnam Logistic and Support Medal

In 1993, the Vietnam Logistic and Support Medal was established to recognise those who had served in Vietnam during the time of the Vietnam War for relatively short periods of time in support of Australian operations and who had not received any recognition for that service.

In December 2012 approval was given for RAAF members serving on the Royal Thailand Air Force Base at Ubon in Thailand during the period 25 June 1965 until 31 August 1968 to be awarded the medal.

Personnel eligible for the Vietnam Medal are not entitled to the Vietnam Logistic and Support Medal.

Design

The medal is cupro-nickel with the effigy of the Queen on the obverse and a plain suspender.

The reverse bears the words ‘VIETNAM’ above the symbolic representation of the ideological war in Vietnam depicted by the figure of a man between spherical shapes.

Ribbon

The ribbon has three central pin-stripes of red on a yellow background to represent the Republic of Vietnam flag. This is flanked by narrow stripes of red, dark blue, light blue and brown, representing the Army, Navy, Air Force and the brown representing the colours of coastal and inland waterways of Vietnam.

Source Documents

Letters Patent and Regulations (Gazette S79) of 10 March 1993 [PDF] [Word]

Declaration and Determination (Gazette S251) of 13 August 1993 [PDF] [Word]

Amendments to Regulations of 18 January 2013 [PDF] [Word]

Honours and Awards Manual

Chapter 24 Campaign Awards 1945-75

Application

Application for Defence Medals

Vietnam Logistic and Support Medal - Obverse - Click to open high resolution version in new window

Vietnam Logistic and Support Medal - Reverse - Click to open high resolution version in new window

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