Forthcoming event: The DDGs in Vietnam & Lessons for the RAN

HMAS Brisbane

DDG HMAS Brisbane

Seminar: The DDGs in Vietnam & Lessons for the RAN Seminar

Date & Time:  Thursday 17 August 2017, 1.00pm to 5.00pm

Where:  UNSW Canberra at ADFA, LT12, Building 32, Northcott Drive, Campell, ACT

Marking the 50th anniversary of the RAN involvement in the Vietnam War, the Naval Studies Group of the Australian Centre for Armed Conflict and Society will hold two seminars – the first is ‘The DDGs in Vietnam & Lessons for the RAN’ to be held at UNSW Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy on Thursday 17 August 2017. The second will be the RAN Helicopter Flight in Vietnam in October 2017.

Just two years after the first of three Charles F. Adams class guided missile destroyers (DDGs) entered service in the RAN, HMAS Hobart sailed for the Vietnam War. This seminar examines the impact of the DDGs on the RAN, their role in the Vietnam War, logistics and technical issues as well as the human dimension. The papers will be presented by a distinguished array of speakers, including five admirals with a deep understanding of the destroyers service in the Vietnam War.

Further Information:

Dr Rita Parker
E. r.parker@adfa.edu.au
Tel 02 6268 8906
Australian Centre for the Study of Armed Conflict and Society,
University of NSW, Canberra

Registrations: https://ddgvietnam.eventbrite.com.au

Registration is free.

 

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About Peter Masters

Books Editor, Australian Defence Magazine

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