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Pocket Book - Information for National Servicemen

From the Collection of National Vietnam Veterans Museum 25 Veterans Drive Newhaven Victoria

This soft-covered yellow pocket book is an example of those issued to all National Servicemen sent to Vietnam. Thirty-six pages long, this 3rd edition was published in June 1969 by the Commonwealth of Australia. Contents cover general information such as an overview of the organisation of the Army; details about training, transfers and conditions of service; guidance about military courtesy, dress, writing home and badges of rank.
125mm x 85mm
Object Registration
national service, army, conscription, vietnam war
Historical information
Part of the Neil Ernest Swainston Collection, a set of National Service Documents from call-up notice to Certificate of Discharge.
When Made
June 1969
Made By
Australian Department of Defence (Defence Services)
Pocket books such as this were in use for the entire Vietnam War. This is an example of the documentation provided to all conscripted soldiers.
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:09AM