Description

Description: Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV) Unofficial beret badge (reproduction).

Condition: Very Good

Comments: Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV) Unofficial reproduction beret badge. Complete with two pins (bent over).

The Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV) was a specialist unit of the Australian Army that operated during the Vietnam War. Raised in 1962, the unit was raised solely for service as part of Australia’s contribution to the war in Vietnam, providing training and assistance to South Vietnamese forces. It is believed to be the most decorated Australian unit to serve in Vietnam with members of the unit receiving over 100 decorations, including four Victoria Crosses, while it was in existence. The unit was disbanded in late 1972 when Australia ended its commitment to the war.

Less than 90 hat badges were produced and issued late in the AATTV deployment – circa 1971 making originals of this badge amongst the rarest of all the post 1960 Australian Army badges.