Decorations

The VVAA Victorian Branch acknowledges the assistance of Mr Clive Mitchell-Taylor OAM in the production of these pages.

Summary of British (Imperial) Military Awards to Australian Service Personnel for Vietnam.

Award  RAN Army   RAAF Total
Victoria Cross (4)  –  4  –  4
Commander of the Order of the Bath (CB)  –  6  –  6
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)  3  12  10  25
Distinguished Service Order (DSO) 1  26  10  37
Order of the British Empire (OBE)  1  15  2 18
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) 4  32 16 52
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) 9  –  – 9
Military Cross (MC) (includes 1 bar)  55  – 55
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) (includes 3 bars) 6 12 63  81
Order of Saint John  (OStJ)  1  –  1
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) (includes 1 bar)  – 42 42
Conspicuous Gallantry Medal (Air Force) (CGM)  – 1 1
George Medal (GM)  – 2 1 3
Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)  4 4
Military Medal (MM) 83 1 84
Distinguished Flying  Medal 10 10
British Empire Medal (BEM) (including 1 for gallantry)  4 10 6 20
Mentioned in Despatches (MID)  48 421 137 606
Queen’s Commendation for Brave Conduct (QC) 6 6
Total Number of Awards 80 727 257 1064
Number served   * 2,858 42,407 4,443 49,708
Casualties (KIA, WIA, MIA) 24 2,374 32 2,430
Ratio of Awards *  1: 36  1: 58 1: 17 1: 47
Ratio of Casualties * 1:119 1: 18 1:138 1: 21

* Note that these numbers may have been altered as a result of the research which resulted in the publication of the Nominal Roll of Vietnam Veterans.

Service Medals and Foreign Awards
Australian Active Service Medal
Australian Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal
Vietnam Logistic and Support Medal
Australian Defence Medal
Vietnam Campaign Medal