Vietnam Campaign Medals




Australian Active Service Medal with Clasp Vietnam Vietnam Medal Vietnamese Campaign Medal


Australian Active Service Medal 1945-1975 (AASM) - Awarded to those who qualified for either the General Service Medal with Clasp South Vietnam, the Vietnam Medal or the Vietnam Logistic and Support Medal for service in South Vietnam between 24 December 1962 and 27 January 1973.

Vietnam Medal - Awarded for the following service in Vietnam between 29 May 1964 and 27 January 1973:
(I)     28 days in ships or craft on inland waters or off the coast of Vietnam.
(II)    one day or more on posted strength of a unit or formation on land.
(III)   one operational sortie over Vietnam or Vietnamese waters by aircrew on the
          posted  strength of a unit.
(IV)   official visit of 30 days.

Vietnamese Campaign Medal - Instituted by the Government of the Republic of Vietnam and awarded to Australians with the Queen's permission, for 181 days "Special Service" in Vietnam or adjacent waters between 31 July 1962 and 27 January 1973. Service of a lesser period also qualified if  brought to an end by death due to enemy action or by being wounded in action i.e. classified as a Battle Casualty. Lesser service terminated by "medical" evacuation to Australia (sickness etc.) did not qualify.

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