ALBUM 113 - 104 SIG SQN

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113-1.  Bell OH-58A Kiowa helicopters leased from the US Army in 1971 and used by 161 Recce Sqn, at Nui Dat for a variety of tasks including observation, liaison, recon and target marking to name a few.
  Photo supplied by Russ Swan [1971]

Note:  The Australian Army version of the Kiowa, the Bell 206B entered Australian Army service in 1972

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113-2   Casualty evacuation (Casevac) Huey AKA 'DUSTOFF' sitting outside the 8th Field Ambulance Medical Facility next to Kangaroo Pad at Nui Dat.  Photo supplied by Russ Swan [1971]

Note: . "DUSTOFF" the codeword for a helicopter medical evacuation.   DUSTOFF is an acronym meaning 'Dedicated Unhesitating Service To Our Fighting Forces'.

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-3.  Fabric Swimming Pool at Nui Dat.  Erected in late 1968.   Photo supplied by Russ Swan [1971]

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-4.  Home Sweet Home at Nui Dat for Russ Swan.  Photo supplied by Russ Swan [1971]

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113-5.  Radio Troop accommodation lines at 104 Sig Sqn, Nui Dat.    Photo supplied by Russ Swan [1971]

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-6.  This photo shows a Landrover spraying pesticide around the 104 Sig Sqn lines near the Transport compound with our tentage on the right.  Photo supplied by Russ Swan [1971]

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113-7.    Russ Swan on Nui Dat Hill.   Photo supplied by Russ Swan [1971]

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113-8. 
 L-R Don Mackeson, Unknown, Russ Swan and Unknown.  Photo supplied by Russ Swan [1971]

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113-9.  Don Mackeson at the front of the Rest and Convalescence (R&C) Centre, Vung Tau.   Photo supplied by Russ Swan [1971]

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-10.  L-R Ian Whiteley and Unknown.  Photo supplied by Russ Swan [1971]

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-11.  Russ Swan grabbing a quick drink in Saigon.   Photo supplied by Russ Swan [1971]

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-12.  Unknown from the Saigon guard party.   Photo supplied by Russ Swan [1971]

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-13. Frank Edwards and Dave Edwards stand with their personal “cricket” bag and rifle. Not related but both 104 Sig Sqn.    Photo supplied by Russ Swan [1971]

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-14.  Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) being lifted aboard HMAS Sydney.   Photo supplied by Russ Swan [1971]

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113-15.   On the flight deck of HMAS Sydney waiting to be met by our guide. From left: Phillip “Barabas” Barbary , unknown at rear, Don Willis front holding rifle, Ray Jenkins front behind “cricket” bag, Russ Swan background holding a camera, Dave Edwards hands on rifle muzzle, SSgt Ron Stefan (STT) at right. Photo supplied by Russ Swan [1971]

STT = Supervisor, Technical Telecommunication

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113-16.  Going below decks on an aircraft elevator. Fellow at centre front with white shirt is a member of an Army team posted with the ship. From Left: Don Willis, Bob Petch, Phillip “Barabas” Barbary at rear, unknown in front of Barabas, Ray Jenkins at front hand on hip. Geoff Staunton with 43 tag, unknown behind him, Maurie Lazarus with blond hair holding rifle. Russ Swan at right rear, Dave Edwards in front of Russ, SSgt Ron Stefan (STT) at front right.  Soldier in pale shirt with his back to Camera is part of the Ship’s Army Staff.   Photo supplied by Russ Swan [1971]

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113-17.   Riggers being winched back aboard the ship HMAS Sydney in Vung Tau.  Photo supplied by Russ Swan [1971]

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113-18.  The Landing Crafts from HMAS Sydney are lowered for the troops to take a dip on an island somewhere along the Great Barrier Reef.  Photo supplied by Russ Swan [1971]

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