Vale: 57036 Brigadier Patrick Thomas Francis Gowans (Rtd) – RAA

We have received advice of the death on 26 June 2022 of Brigadier Pat Gowans. He was 89. Pat visited Australian Forces in Vietnam in September 1965 and deployed with the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV) from March 1971 until January 1972. His appointments with AATTV included Assistant to Chief of Staff, HQ I Corps, Senior Australian Adviser, I Corps. Aug – Nov 71, G-3 Training adviser, HQ I Corps, forming 3rd ARVN Division, Dec 71 Commander AATTV Training Group, Vung Tau. In addition to the unit citations awarded to AATTV, Pat was also awarded the US Commendation Medal for Service, the Republic of Vietnam Army Distinguished Service Order and the South Vietnamese Armed Forces Honour Medal 1st Class.

Pat’s daughter Kirsty has advised that the funeral will be at the Anzac Chapel, Duntroon on Friday 8th July at 10am.

Condolence messages can be passed to Simon Hearder by email [email protected]

RIP Patrick Thomas Francis GOWANS

Peter Bruce

Obituary Resource Officer

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