ALBUM 62 - 104 SIG SQN

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 3RAR soldier with wounded NVA prisoner at FSPB Balmoral
62-1.   3RAR soldier Private Brian Cleaver with wounded NVA prisoner at FSPB Balmoral.  Photo supplied by Gordon Robertson [May 1968]

3RAR bring NVA prisoners in through the wire at FSPB Balmoral  
62-2.  3RAR bring NVA prisoners in through the wire at FSPB Balmoral.  Photo supplied by Gordon Robertson [May 1968]

 3RAR giving medical aid to prisoners before interrogation at FSPB Balmoral
62-3. 3RAR giving medical aid to prisoners before interrogation at FSPB Balmoral.  Photo supplied by Gordon Robertson [May 1968]

Personal gear damage after mortar attack at FSPB Balmora
62-4.  Dave Ellis and Gordon Robertson personal gear damage after mortar attack at FSPB Balmoral.  Photo supplied by Gordon Robertson [May 1968]

 
Note:  The light green is shaving cream.  

Gordon Robertson having a brew at FSPB Balmoral    
62-5. Gordon Robertson having a brew at FSPB Balmoral.  Photo supplied by Gordon Robertson [May 1968]

Comment:  Gordon was part of the Radio Det working with 3RAR

Dave Ellis digging in at FSPB Balmoral 
62-6.  Dave Ellis digging in at FSPB Balmoral.  Photo supplied by Gordon Robertson [May 1968]

Comment:
 Dave was part of the Radio Det working with 3RAR

3RAR cleaning up the battle field
62-7.  3RAR cleaning up the battle field.  Photo supplied by Gordon Robertson [May 1968]

Geoff Jonas and Gordon Robertson   
62-8. L-R Geoff Jonas and Gordon Robertson departing 3RAR Sig Platoon lines on Operations Pinnaroo.   Photo supplied by Gordon Robertson [March 1968]

Geoff Jonas waiting on the chopper pad
62-9. Geoff Jonas waiting on the chopper pad with other members of 3RAR.  Photo supplied by Gordon Robertson [March 1968]

Geoff Jonas and Bobby Ellis 
62-10. L-R Geoff Jonas and Bobby Ellis returning from Vung Tau.  Photo supplied by Gordon Robertson [1968]

Note:  Both 104 Sig Sqn members were detached to 3RAR and are wearing the Kapyong Citation of "Old Fauthful" 3RAR

Bobby Ellis and Gordon Robertson 
62-11.  L-R Bobby Ellis and Gordon Robertson at the Sig Platoon 3RAR, Nui Dat.  Photo supplied by Gordon Robertson [1968]

 Gordon Robertson manning a M60 on Operation Pinnaroo while working with 3RAR 
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2-12.  Gordon Robertson manning a M60 on Operation Pinnaroo while working with 3RAR.  Photo supplied by Gordon Robertson [March/April 1968]

Comment:  Operation Pinnaroo was conducted in the Long Hai Hills.  It was planned as a reconnaissance-in-force operation intending to isolate the Long Hai Hills from the enemy.  It was the first time Centurion tanks were used on 1ATF operations in South Vietnam.  Overall Australian casualties during the six week operation was 10 KIA and 36 WIA.

Tom String, unknown and Gordon Robertson at the Sig Platoon 3RAR, Nui Dat 
62-13. L-R Tom Spring, Bruce Howells and Gordon Robertson at the Sig Platoon 3RAR, Nui Dat.   Photo supplied by Gordon Robertson [1968]

US Marine Company arriving at FSPB Anderson. 
62-14.   US Marine Company arriving at FSPB Anderson.  Photo supplied by Tom Spring [1968]

3RAR sticks at FSPB Anderson.
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2-15.   3RAR sticks at FSPB Anderson.  Photo supplied by Tom Spring [1968]

Comment:  3RAR moved by Air from FSPB Anderson to secure FSPB Coral on the 12 May 1968

Armour arriving at FSPB Anderson.
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2-16.   Armour arriving at FSPB Anderson.  Photo supplied by Tom Spring [1968]

Note:  Radio Relay Antenna

Gordon Roberson with 3RAR
62-17.   Gordon Robertson with 3RAR.  Photo supplied by Tom Spring [1968]

Taken at 3RAR - 104 Sig Sqn Radio Operators
62-18.   L-R  Gordon Sanderson, Mick O'Conner, Kevin Smith, Unknown, Gordon Robertson and Mal Fergusson. Photo supplied by Tom Spring [1968]

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