This is the story of the Australian Army Training Team
This is the story of the Australian Army Training Team (Vietnam) who, from 1962 to 1972, fought shoulder-to-shoulder with the Vietnamese army and became the most decorated unit in Australian military history.
In 1962, the Australian government dispatched a unit of 30 advisers to Vietnam to support the South Vietnamese government’s war against a guerilla insurgency led by communist North Vietnam. In Vietnam 3 years before the regular Australian army, the AATTV trained and eventually fought with the South Vietnamese Army, US Special Forces, the CIA and a number of tribal units. The AATTV or ‘The Team’ as it became known, were the first Australians to fight in Vietnam and, ten years later, the last to leave.... More »