Pole for memorial flag from Vietnam Welcome Home Parade, 1987 : Private G Nagle, 9 Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment

Accession Number REL30218.002
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Flag
Physical description Wood; Metal
Maker Unknown
Date made 1987
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
Period 1980-1989

Wooden pole bearing an engraved silver plate 'Pte G. Nagle 9 R.A.R. R.A. Inf.' To be attached to Australian blue ensign (REL30218.001).

History / Summary

Memorial flag from the Vietnam Welcome Home Parade held in Sydney in 1987. A flag with a suitably engraved plaque attached to the pole was carried in memory of all those Australian servicemen who died in the Vietnam War. This flag commemorated 39565 Private George Nagle, who served with 9RAR. He was killed in action in South Vietnam on 6 January 1969.