104 Sig Sqn | Album 76

ALBUM 76 - 104 SIG SQN

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Kangaroo Pad at 104 Sig Sqn front.
76-1.   Kangaroo Pad from 104 Sig Sqn front.  Photos supplied by Pat Kiely [1968]
Kangaroo Pad in a bit of a mess from 104 Sig Sqn front after a US Army "Bandit" Huey Gunship that exploded at Nui Dat   
76-2.  Kangaroo Pad in a bit of a mess from 104 Sig Sqn front after a US Army "Bandit" Huey Gunship exploded at Nui Dat early on the morning of the 12 August 1968.   Photos supplied by Pat Kiely [1968]
US C123 at Luscombe Field, Nui Dat 
76-3.  US C123 at Luscombe Field, Nui Dat.   Photos supplied by Pat Kiely [1968]
Gary "Alf " Grayson (Det 110 Sig Sqn) cleaning his personal weapon. 
76-4.    Gary "Alf " Grayson (Det 110 Sig Sqn) cleaning his personal weapon.  Photo supplied by Gary Grayson (Detachment 110 Sig Sqn) [1968]

Comment:  The above and following Album 76 photos were taken by members of 110 Sig Sqn (Force Signals) who were on detachment to 104 Sig Sqn (Task Force Signals).  At any given time 30+ members of 110 Sig Sqn were deployed with 104 Sig Sqn at Nui Dat.
Barry Pudney (Det 110 Sig Sqn) cleaning his personal weapon.    
76-5.   Barry Pudney (Det 110 Sig Sqn) cleaning his personal weapon.  Photo supplied by Gary Grayson (Detachment 110 Sig Sqn) [1968]
 US Army Chinook picking up Australian Troops.
76-6.   US Army Chinook picking up Australian Troops.  Photo supplied by Gary Grayson (Detachment 110 Sig Sqn) [1968]
Accommodation area for Det 110 Sig Sqn at Nui Dat
76-7.    Accommodation area for Det 110 Sig Sqn at Nui Dat.    Photo supplied by Gary Grayson (Detachment 110 Sig Sqn) [1968]

Note:  Mortar  pit at rear of tents.

Looking from Accommodation Tents towards the OR's Abraham Club and Picture Theater tent.   
76-8.    Looking from Accommodation Tents towards the OR's Abraham Club and Movie Theatre tent. Photo supplied by Gary Grayson (Detachment 110 Sig Sqn) [1968]

Note:  Movies provided on 16mm film but keeping the projectors serviceable was a big problem.
ACV 85C in its "car port" at 104 Sig Sqn Transport, Nui Dat
76-9.    104 ACV Comcen "Callsign 85C" in its car port at 104 Sig Sqn transport compound.  Photo supplied by Ken Gregson  (Detachment 110 Sig Sqn) [1971]
Radio Terminal Set AN/MRC-69 Shelter at Nui Dat. 
76-10.    Greg Hadaway, 110 Sig Sqn Deployment Troop
at front of  Radio Terminal Set AN/MRC-69 Shelter at Nui Dat in the final days at the 1ATF base.  Photo supplied by Ken Gregson  (Detachment 110 Sig Sqn) [1971]

Comment:  The AN/MRC-69 was providing communications during the wind down phase at Nui Dat.
104 Communication Control bunker beside Squadron HQ 
76-11.    104 Communication  Control bunker beside Squadron HQ.  Photo supplied by Ken Gregson  (Detachment 110 Sig Sqn) [1971]
 US Army Signals detachment at 104 Sig Sqn, Nui Dat
76-12.    US Army Signals detachment at 104 Sig Sqn, Nui Dat.  Photo supplied by Ken Gregson  (Detachment 110 Sig Sqn) [1971]
Accommodation tent "For Pink Pissy Only" 
76-13.    Accommodation tent "For Pink Pissy Only".   Photo supplied by Ken Gregson  (Detachment 110 Sig Sqn) [1971]
 Looking from accommodation tents to 104 Sig Sqn front onto Kangaroo Pad
76-14.     Looking from accommodation tents to 104 Sig Sqn front onto Kangaroo Pad.  Photo supplied by Ken Gregson  (Detachment 110 Sig Sqn) [1971]

Note:  The washing hanging in the trees.

104 Sig Sqn accommodation tents.
76-15.    104 Sig Sqn accommodation tents.  Photo supplied by Ken Gregson  (Detachment 110 Sig Sqn) [1971]

Note:  The board walkway to help keep out of the mud in the wet.
Road convoy on the way to Long Binh as part of Operation Toan Thang after leaving FSPB Coral.
76-16.    Road convoy on the way to Long Binh as part of Operation Toan Thang after leaving FSPB Coral.   Photo supplied by Ken Short (Detachment 110 Sig Sqn) [1968]

Note:  110 Sig Sqn detachments provided Radio Relay and RATT on Operation Toan Thang including FSPB Coral from the deployed Task Force back to the Task Force base at Nui Dat

Road convoy on the way to Long Binh as part of Operation Toan Thang after leaving FSPB Coral.
76-17.    Road convoy on the way to Long Binh as part of Operation Toan Thang after leaving FSPB Coral.   Photo supplied by Ken Short (Detachment 110 Sig Sqn) [1968]

FSPB Coral.  Largest battle for Australians since WW2 using Task Force HQ, Two Battalions and Combat Support Troops including 104 Sig Sqn.   26 Australians KIA including one 104 Sig Sqn member.

110 RATT detachment at Long Binh as part of Operation Toan Thang.
76-18.     110 RATT detachment at Long Binh as part of Operation Toan Thang.   Photo supplied by Ken Short (Detachment 110 Sig Sqn) [1968]

RATT = Radio Teleprinter (System of communicating over teleprinter using HF Radio)

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