2021 50c Operation Overlord - Long Khanh Province South Vietnam Coin & Stamp Cover PNC
- Mintage 7,000
- Commemorative Coin
- Official Australia Post $1.10 Commemorative Postage Paid Stamp
- Protective Cover
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2021 50c Operation Overlord - Long Khanh Province South Vietnam Coin & Stamp Cover PNC.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Operation Overlord. This took place during the Vietnam War in Long Khanh Province on 5-14 June 1971 and was the most intense action for the Australian in 1971.
Following the discovery of the communist base camp, more than 2,500 soldiers and airmen from the 1st Australian Task Force (1 ATF), including 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (3 RAR), 4 RAR and US Army 2/8 Battalion, successfully fought the 3/33 North Vietnamese Army (NVA) Regiment.
This last task force operation of the war included the Battle of Long Khanh on 7 June. During the battle, 3 RAR fought for more than eight gruelling hours. The men were supported by Centurion tanks of C Squadron 1st Armoured Regiment, APC's, RAAF and US Army gunships, artillery and engineer units. Australian casualties included eight soldiers and two airmen, and a UH-1 Iroquois helicopter was shot down.
In August 1971, the Australian government announced the phased with drawl of 1 ATF, and in 1973 the last Australian forces left South Vietnam.
The stamp and coin cover features an illustrated envelope featuring the Operation Overlord Team along with an Australian $1.10c commemorative Postage Paid stamp and is post marked First Date of Issue 7th June 2021, Canberra ACT 2601.
Denomination : 50c
Metal : Cupro Nickel
Weight : 15.55 gm
Diameter : 31.51 mm
Mintage : 7,000
Australia Post Seal of Authenticity
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