104 Sig Sqn | Album 66

ALBUM 66 - 104 SIG SQN

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104 Sig Sqn Comm Con at FSPB Coral.
66-1.  104 Sig Sqn Comm Con at FSPB Coral.  Photo supplied by Graham Arnold [May/June 1968]

Comms Con = Communications Control.  Monitored 104 Sig Sqn communications for the Task Force and the Squadrons own sector defense plus other activities.  Manned in the early stages by the Sqn 2IC (Graham Arnold) and Sgt (Paul "Gunna" Cunneen).

Capt Graham Arnold (2IC, 104 Sig Sqn) manning Comm Con at FSPB Coral.  
66-2.   Capt Graham Arnold (2IC, 104 Sig Sqn) manning Comm Con at FSPB Coral.  Photo supplied by Graham Arnold [May/June 1968]

Comms Con tent after rocket and mortar attack at FSPB Coral.  
66-3.   Comms Con tent after rocket and mortar attack at FSPB Coral.  Photo supplied by Graham Arnold [16 May 1968]

K Phone = Australia designed magneto field telephone.

Sgt Paul "Gunna" Cunneen on duty in Comms Con monitoring the K Phone, while trying catches up on lost sleep at FSPB Coral.  
66-4.   Sgt Paul "Gunna" Cunneen on duty in Comms Con monitoring the K Phone, while trying catches up on lost sleep at FSPB Coral.  Photo supplied by Graham Arnold [May/June 1968]

Comment:
 We call it vibrate mode on a modern mobile phone!

 Night attack at FSPB Coral.   
66-5.   Night attack at FSPB Coral.  Photo supplied by Graham Arnold [16 May 1968]

 Capt Graham Arnold (2IC, 104 Sig Sqn) reading mail from home at FSPB Coral.
66-6.   Capt Graham Arnold (2IC, 104 Sig Sqn) reading mail from home at FSPB Coral.   Photo supplied by Graham Arnold [May/June 1968]

HQ 1ATF Comd CP with bunker just started beside.
66-7.    HQ 1ATF Comd CP with bunker just started beside.  Photo supplied by Graham Arnold [May 1968]

 Frantic work to complete the HQ 1ATF Comd CP Bunker at FSPB Coral.  
66-8.    Frantic work to complete the HQ 1ATF Comd CP Bunker at FSPB Coral.  Photo supplied by Graham Arnold [May 1968]

Engineers at work with their high demand equipment at FSPB Coral
66-9.   Engineers at work with their high demand equipment at FSPB Coral.  Photo supplied by Graham Arnold [May/June 1968]

Rain came just at the wrong time at FSPB Coral.  
66-10.    Rain came just at the wrong time at FSPB Coral.  Photo supplied by Graham Arnold [May 1968]

Preparing the shell scrape for the 110 Sig Sqn RR Truck/Shelter. 
66-11.   Preparing the shell scrape for the 110 Sig Sqn RR Truck/Shelter.  Photo supplied by Graham Arnold [May 1968]

RR
= Radio Relay

  Constructing the SIGCEN bunker.
66-12.    Constructing the SIGCEN bunker.  Photo supplied by Graham Arnold [May 1968]

SIGCEN = Signal Centre

 Constructing the SIGCEN bunker with Maj Norm Munro (OC) doing QA work on the roof.  
66-13.   Constructing the SIGCEN bunker with Maj Norm Munro (OC) doing QA work on the roof.  Photo supplied by Graham Arnold [May 1968]

Note:  AN/MRC-17 (TG Shelter) and AN/MTC-7 (SWBD Shelter) Shelters installed underground with the equipment dismounted.

SIGCEN bunker almost completed with Sgt Danny Kaye (SIGCEN Supervisor) very pleased with the results. 
66-14.   SIGCEN bunker almost completed with Sgt Danny Kaye (SIGCEN Supervisor) very pleased with the results.   Photo supplied by Graham Arnold [May 1968]

TG
= Telegraph
SWBD = Telephone Switchboard (Ebony Sir)

 SIGCEN bunker almost complete, open for business with the Tac Signs installed at the entrance.
66-15.   SIGCEN bunker almost complete, open for business with the Tac Signs installed at the entrance.  Photo supplied by Graham Arnold [May 1968]

Note:  See photo 59-5 and 59-6 in Album 59 for the underground view.

104 Club got no beer again!
66-16.    Happy Barman "Thommo" at the 104 Abraham OR's Club.  Photo supplied by Gordon Taylor [1968]

104 F Troop Pennant
66-17.   F Troop Pennant -  Was specially made up locally in Vietnam for the by the 104 Radio Troop members.  Photo supplied by Allan Lohrisch [1968]

Buning the wire to remove undergowth
66-18.  Removing the undergrowth from the 104 wire facing Kangaroo Pad using diesel.  L-R Allan Lohrisch, Peter Menagh and Marty Pandelus.   Photo supplied by Gordon Taylor [1968]

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