ALBUM 115 - 104 SIG SQN

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115-1.   John Bertini relaxing at the Peter Badcoe Centre, Vung Tau.   Photo supplied by John Bertini [1969]

Note:  The centre was named after Major Peter Badcoe, VC who was a member of the AATTV and for his courage and leadership on 23 February, 7 March and 7 April 1967, Badcoe was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross.

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115-2.  104 Sig Sqn lines at Nui Dat with the wet season in full swing.  Photo supplied by John Bertini [1969]

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-3.  104 Sig Sqn in Vung Tau talking to White Mice (SVN police). Scotty Wilson sunglasses on right facing camera.   Photo supplied by John Bertini [1969]

Note:  Sadly Scotty return to Vietnam for a second tour with 1 Fd Sqn (RAE) and was accidentally killed 16 July 1971.  Rest in Peace Scotty.  For more details see:
http://www.au104.org/Veteran_Stories/vetstory37.htm

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-4.  Entertainer Johnny O'Keefe "The Wild One" on stage at Luscombe Bowl, Nui Dat.  Photo supplied by John Bertini [Sept 1969]

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115-5.   Garry Swalling and the "Box Car" Mo.  Photo supplied by Garry Swalling [1969]

 

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-6.  L-R Scotty Wilson, Buddha Calderwood, ? Twiggy Skinner, ?, ?, Andy Anderson, Dick Stainer, Tom Spark and Wayne Hackett (Front).  Photo supplied by Robert Anderson [1969]

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115-7.   Members of 104 Sig Sqn loading APCs at Nui Dat for deployment on Op Kenmore. The Radio Relay Shelter (AN?MRC-69) in the background was airlifted to the HQ1ATF (Fwd) as part of the Op.  AWM PO2952.017 [Sept 1967]

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115-8.  SSgt Peter Weir-Smith, F of S testing newly installed 1ATF 180 line TCC-10 American switchboard at Nui Dat. Peter at the time was posted to HQ AFV but later did his second tour with 104 Sig Sqn and a third tour with 547 Sig Tp. AWM COL/67/0832/VN [1967]

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115-9.   Rosie Thorne (104 Sig Sqn) on his second tour with 104 Sig Sqn at Duc Thanh.  Photo from internet source [1971]

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-10.   SSgt Allan Beaver (104 Sig Sqn) standing near his sheeping ditch during Op Coburg.  US Army Communication Shelter on trailer in background.  AWM P12186.219 [1968]

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-11.   Tony Everett (104 SIg Sqn) takes down details of a contract between a Company of 4RAR/NZ (ANZAC).  Tony is working with the Battalion HQ in the underground bunker at FSB Wattle.  AWM  BRO/69/0004/VN [15 Jan 1969]

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-12.   Denis Hare at a marker post on Highway QL15.  Photo supplied by Denis Hare [1968]

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-13.  L-R ?, ?, Ian Crosthwaite,Alan Weller (Sitting) and John Glazebrook at FSPB Lion.  Huey inbound in background. Photo supplied by Geoff Roberts [1968]

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-14.   Max Hardy (Radio Tp Sgt) at FSPB Lion.   Photo supplied by Geoff Roberts [1968]

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115-15.  Geoff Roberts at FSPB Lion feasting on US Army MCI Rations.  Photo supplied by Geoff Roberts [1968]

MCI = Meal Combat Individual (Also known as C-Rations)

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115-16.   Geoff Roberts at FSPB Lion.  Photo supplied by Geoff Roberts [1968]

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115-17. Ian Crosthwaite.  Photo supplied by Geoff Roberts [1968]

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115-18.  Scorpion, loved our mortar and weapon pits!  Photo supplied by Geoff Roberts [1968]

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