Jackson, Oliver David

Places
Accession Number PR84/178
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 folio: 50 cm x 65 cm
Object type Letter
Maker Republic of Vietnam
Place made Vietnam: Phuoc Tuy Province
Date made 3 January 1967
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 419/051/032
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition
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'.