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Vale Gregory Henry "Shaker" Giddens

Greg passed away on the 18th Oct 2018 after along battle with cancer.  He served with 104 Sig Sqn in South Vietnam from 18th Mar 1971 to 11th Aug 1971. 

Funeral Details:

Friday 26th October 2018 at 2pm at St Margaret's Anglican Church, Wirrabara SA

Rest in Peace Shaker

Vale Michael Thomas "Mick" O'Connor

Michael passed away in mid October 2018 after a long illness.  He served in 104 Sig Sqn in South Vietnam from 18th  Dec 1967 to 10th Dec 1968.  He was the Brigadier's Radio Operator during the Battle of Coral Balmoral.   He was privately cremeted at Bribie Island as per his wishes.


Rest in Peace Mick

Vale Victor James "Vic" Sheen

Victor passed away on the 26th August 2018 after a long battle with cancer.
He served in 104 Sig Sqn in South Vietnam from 8th Jul 1970 to 8th Jul 1971.

Funeral details: 

Friday 31st August 2018 at 10am at Tobin Brothers, Wheatsheaf Rd, Glenroy, Melbourne.

Rest in Peace Vic

Vale Scott Clarence "Scotty" Laycock

Scott passed away on the 21st August 2018.  He served in 104 Sig Sqn in South Vietnam from 17th Jan 1968 to 14th Jan 1969 and was a veteran of the Battle of Coral Balmoral.  He was a long time member of  the RASigs serving in a number of corps units and retired as a WO1.

Funeral details:

 Thursday 30th August 2018 at the Uniting Church Webster Street, Bongaree, Bribie Island
 at 11.00am.

Please wear medals as per family wishes.


Rest in Peace Scotty

Vale Donald Matthew "Don" James

Donald passed away on the 6th August 2018.  He served in 104 Sig Sqn in South Vietnam from 26th April 1967 to 29th  March 1968 and was the Troop Commander (Capt) of Comcen Troop.  He also served in other RASigs units including 130 Sig Sqn as the OC in 1971-73.

Funeral details:

Wednesday 15th August 2018 at  2.30 pm
Parkview Chapel, Allambi Crematorium, Nerang / Broadbeach Rd, Nerang

The wake will be held afterwards  at the Southport RSL.

Rest in Peace Don

Signals Coral Balmoral Veterans awarded the UCG

Signals Coral Balmoral Veterans
Gee it looks good and still looks new after 50 years!

The Signals Coral Balmoral Veterans that were involved in the battle in South Vietnam, May/June 1968 have been awarded the Unit Citation for Gallantry (UCG).  All members  who were part of the 1st Australian Task Force (Forward) [1ATF (Fwd)] will receive the award.  The Signal veterans were from 104 Sig Sqn (Fwd) and detachments from 110 Sig Sqn (Force Signals), 547 Sig Tp (SIGINT) plus the 53rd Sig Bn (US Army).  Signalman Alexander Young from 104 Sig Sqn was KIA during the battle and three other 104 Sig Sqn members WIA.

While the battle veterans will receive this award, many Signals veterans on the other end of the communication links sadly will not.  Your contribution will never be forgotten by the 1ATF (Fwd) battle veterans.  There are also many unnamed battles that occurred in South Vietnam that Signals had involvement which were not acknowledged.  We the 'Battle Prontos' will wear the UCG on behalf of all Signals Vietnam Veterans - we all did our country proud!

For details on Signals at the Battle of Coral Balmoral and many photos go to:
(See menu options for photos from FSPB's Coral and Balmoral)


Rest in Peace Alex

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