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War memorial approves image for QSL card

Date : 27 / 10 / 2016
Author : Jim Linton - VK3PC

The Australian War Memorial has approved and endorsed the Vietnam War field photo of Australian soldiers and three helicopters as the image on the VI6BLT QSL card. The iconic image copyright owned by the Australian War Memorial, has soldiers waiting to be picked up by US helicopters and is etched on the Vietnam Forces National Memorial, Canberra.

War Memorial Director Brendan Nelson, apologising for his delayed reply to an earlier WIA letter, is delighted to give permission. Brendan Nelson has written to the WIA President, Phil Wait VK2ASD, wishing the event success and encourages veterans to tell their stories. Apart from the QSL card, the image also is on an earlier story about the event on the WIA website.

Malcolm Johnston VK6LC, who spearheaded the Australia-wide commemorative event for the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan, will use the back-drop on VI6BLT QSL cards for more than two-thousand contacts. A full story of VI6BLT, VI1BLT and VI8BLT appears in the November edition of Amateur Radio magazine.


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