HMAS LEEUWIN 17TH INTAKE

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HMAS Leeuwin - Junior Recruit Training Establishment  

October 1966 to October 1967

This website is dedicated to Michael John BROWN who passed away 3 December 2006
Mike did an enormous amount of work to make this site a reality

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WAR SERVICE

Most JRs from the 17th served in the Vietnam war, many on the troopship HMAS Sydney, a former aircraft carrier.  However, their service was not recognised in any form until 1984 when they were finally acknowledged as having served in 'warlike' operations and awarded (???) the Return from Active Service Badge (RAS Badge).  

Finally in 1993 the Vietnam Logistics Support Medal (VLSM) was issued to those who served in a logistics support role, including civilians.  For those JRs eligible this was at least some sort of recognition for service in a war zone.  This was followed by the Australian Service Medal (ASM) in 1995 and the Australian Active Service Medal (AASM) in 1998.  The first form of recognition was 12 years after Australia concluded its involvement in the war and the last - more than 26 years after the war.

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Troopship HMAS SYDNEY

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Voyages to Vietnam - a photographic supplement compiled and written by Stephen Lewis features photographs by Australian Naval and Military veterans of the Vietnam conflict.

Photographs of operations in Vietnam

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Ships we served in
 

 

 

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