REUNION: 21-25 November 2024


Discovery Hahndorf Resort, Hahndorf, SA.

Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam war from 1965 – 1972 has had a lasting impact on all the servicemen and women who served. HQ1ATF and its sub-unit Defence and Employment (D&E) Platoon, the longest continually serving Infantry Platoon in South Vietnam, served from 1966 – 1972 and encountered much enemy action during those years.

Each two years HQ1ATF Association holds a reunion and 2024 will remember 53 years since we closed the gates of Nui Dat. This four day event is an important part of the Association’s efforts in the healing process which is achieved through the continual networking of members and also importantly their partners and carers. With objectives to improve health and well-being and to reduce social isolation, the biennial reunion plays a significant role.

The Commemorative Lunch will be held on Saturday 23 November 2024 at the Training Depot, Torrens Parade Ground. The lunch will be preceded by a Dedication Service at the Pathway of Honour, (Adelaide War Memorial) where our own Memorial will be unveiled. Our Commemorative service will follow the Dedication service.

Both the Dedication Service and the Commemorative service will be open to the public.

For details contact:
John Verhelst: 0437212121 or

Download the 2024 Itinerary and Registration Form

Meet the 2024 Reunion Committee