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Battle of Long Tan: 50th Anniversary Reflections

January 1, 1970 @ 10:00 am

In the lead up to the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan, join 6RAR Platoon Commander Dave Sabben as he discusses his experiences at Long Tan where 108 Australian servicemen fought off 1,500-2,500 Viet Cong. Dave was called up in 1965, aged 20, for the first intake of Australia’s National Service scheme. He served with 6RAR first tour and was awarded a Mentioned in Despatches which was later upgraded to a Medal for Gallantry (MG) for his service in the battle. His illustrated presentation will encompass the prelude to the battle, the tactics used, the Armour and Chopper support and the aftermath.
Presenter: Dave Sabben
Date: Wednesday 27 July, 5.30pm arrival for 6pm start
Location: Auditorium, Education Centre, Shrine of Remembrance
Cost: Entry by donation

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