Oversize wallet 1 of 1 - Letter from the Province Chief of Phuoc Tuy, South Vietnam, to Brigadier Oliver David Jackson, Commanding Officer of the 1st Australian Task Force, 1966-1967

Place Asia: Vietnam
Accession Number AWM2021.22.143
Collection number PR84/178
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type Wallet
Item count 1
Object type Letter
Physical description 1 Image/s captured
Maker Republic of Vietnam
Place made Vietnam
Date made 1967
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use
Source credit to This item has been digitised with funding provided by Commonwealth Government.
Description

Collection relating to the Vietnam War service of Brigadier Oliver David Jackson DSO OBE, Commanding Officer of the 1st Australian Task Force (1ATF), 1966-1967.

Oversize wallet 1 of 1 - Collection contains one large illustrated scroll, handwritten in the form of a letter by the Province Chief of Phuoc Tuy, South Vietnam, to Brigadier (Brig) Oliver David Jackson DSO OBE, Commanding Officer of the 1st Australian Task Force (1ATF) during 1966-67. Presented to Brig Jackson at the time of his departure from Vietnam in January 1967, it commends the work and attitude of the men for 1ATF, and mentions the defeat of the Viet Cong at Long Tan in August 1966. At the time he donated it to the Australian War Memorial, Brig Jackson stated 'I look on the scroll as a presentation made to the Task Force as whole rather than to me personally'.

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