Area Views - 104 Sig Sqn

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104 Sigs - Strong point, Saigon, 1968
B-1.  Guarding the Hotel that the Australians were billeted, Saigon.    Photo supplied by Denis Hare.  [1968]

104 Sigs - Street in Saigon, 1968
B-2.  Street in Saigon.  Photo supplied by Denis Hare.  [1968]

104 Sigs - VC Hill, Vung Tau, 1968
B-3.  VC Hill, Vung Tau. Picture taken from 1 ALSG.   Photo supplied by Denis Hare.  [1968]

104 Sigs - The Flags, Vung Tau, 1968
B-4.  The Flags, Vung Tau.   Photo supplied by Denis Hare.  [1968]

104 Sigs - R&C, Vung Tau, 1968
B-5.  Australian R and C Centre, Vung Tau.  Photo supplied by Denis Hare.    [1968]

104 Sigs - ARVN Compound, Phuoc Tuy Province, 1968
B-6.  ARVN compound, Phuoc Tuy Province.   Photo supplied by Denis Hare.   [1968]

104 Sigs - ARVN or Police Barracks, Baria, 1968 
B-7.  ARVN or Police compound, Baria.  Photo supplied by Denis Hare.    [1968]

104 Sigs - The Water Tower, Baria, 1968 
B-8.  Water Tower, Baria.   Photo supplied by Denis Hare.  [1968]

104 Sigs - Huey arriving at FSB Lion Nov 1968
B-9.   Huey arriving at FSPB Lion.  Picture supplied by Ken Cox.  [1968]

Note:
We took a small fridge on the Op so that cold goffers (soft drink) could be enjoyed by unit members.   It also help bring the engineers with their equipment to dig weapons pits, other holes etc.  One of the COMMCEN 10KVA generators stopped working and we had to request a replacement be flown in.  It was unfortunate that the Brigadier located our fridge at about the same time.  The Helichopter that delivered the 10KVA also took the fridge back to Nui Dat. 
It was relocated to the Brig's tent and served him well from that day on!

104 Sigs - Road deployment to FSB Lion in 1968
B-10.   Road deployment to FSPB Lion.  ACV housed 104 Sig Sqn communications equipment for the first time.   Lesson from the Battle of Coral.    Photo supplied by Denis Hare.  [1968]

Note:
John (Suitcase) Koosache can remember sitting in the ACV on the code box with a red grenade in his hand with the instructions 'if this thing hits a mine or is .... attacked, pull the pin and get out the best way you can'.  Obviously Suitcase did not have to blow the codes and this was his last job outside the wire.

104 Sigs - FSPB Lion - Centurion Tank Nov 1968
B-11.   Centurion Tank at FSPB Lion.  Photo supplied by Geoffrey Morgan [1968]

104 Sigs - C123 at Lucsombe Field, Nui Dat   
B-12.   C123 at Lucsombe Field, Nui Dat.  Photo supplied by Geoffrey Morgan [1968]

104 Sigs - Retrans Det at Blackhorse
B-13.  104 Sig Sqn Retrans Detachment at Blackhorse (Home of the US 11th ACR).  Dennis Abraham was a member of this Det when lost in a Helichopter crash in Sept 68 [Lest we forget].  Other members of the Det were Bob Parkyns, Geoff Morgan and "Skid" Rowe.  Photo supplied by Geoffery Morgan.  [1968]

104 Sigs - Blackhorse - Home of the US 11 ACR   
B-14.  View of Blackhorse - Home of the US 11th ACR.  Photo supplied by Geoffery Morgan.  [1968]

ACR = Armored Cavalry Regiment
11th ACR = The Blackhorse Regiment

104 Sigs - Bunker accommodation at the Horseshoe Jun 1969  
B-15.   Bunker accommodation at the Horseshoe in Jun 1969.  Photo supplied by Trevor Hopper.  [1969]

104 Sigs - Long Tan Cross - Taken by Trevor Hopper in Dec 1969   
B-16.  Long Tan Cross at the Battle site  December 1969.  Photo taken and supplied by Trevor Hopper who at the time was the Brigadier's Radio Operator.  [1969]

Plaque:
IN MEMORY OF THOSE MEMBERS OF D COY AND 3 TP 1 APC SQN WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES NEAR THIS SPOT DURING THE BATTLE OF LONG TAN ON 18th AUGUST 1966.  ERECTED BY 6 RAR/NZ (ANZAC) BN 18 AUG 69. 
  

104 Sigs - Baria Picture Theatre after Tet 1968   
B-17.   Baria Picture Theatre (front view) after Tet Battle 1968.  Photo supplied by Denis Hare.  [1968]

104 Sigs - Baria Picture Theatre after Tet 1968  
B-18.   Baria Picture Theatre (side view) after Tet Battle 1968.  Photo supplied by Denis Hare.  [1968]

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