Badge – 1st Australian Field Hospital, South Vietnam


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Badge measures 2.5cm x 1.5cm.

The Vietnam War was ongoing from 1957-1975.  The hospital operated from 1968 – 1971 in Vung Tau, South Vietnam.  The professional services provided at the 1st Australian Field Hospital were of such a high standard that they achieved a survival rate of nearly 99% on patients who reached them alive.  It’s a truly remarkable achievement, given that many casualties reached the hospital barely alive with horrendous wounds and severe injuries.  On average a soldier would receive emergency treatment at the hospital withinb 30 minutes of being wounded or injured in the field.

If you’d like to learn more about Vampire there’s a book called “Call Sign Vampire: The inside story of an Australian Field Hospital during the Vietnam War.”  Hardcover it contains hundreds of photos, stories and accounts from personnel & patients, weighs over 2kg and costs $150.