Awarded to members of the armed forces and nurses for service in Vietnam. Qualifying period was 1 day for Army and Air Force and 28 days afloat in territorial waters for the Navy between 29th May 1964 and 27th January 1973.
The Mention in Despatch is worn with the medal and is affixed to the centre of the ribbon at an angle of sixty degrees from the inside edge of the ribbon,
Available as a separate item
Approximately 50,000 were issued to Australians.