ALBUM 131 - 104 SIG SQN

Click on Picture to view full size

104 Sig Sqn
131-1. Denis 'Rabbit' Hare in his tent bed space.  Photos supplied by Denis Hare [1968]

104 Sig Sqn 
131-2  Basil 'Bas' Williams enjoying the Boozer.   Photos supplied by Denis Hare [1968]

104 Sig Sqn
131
-3.  Richard 'Dick' Christiansen on top of the Canberra BEQ, Saigon.  Photos supplied by Denis Hare [1968]

104 Sig Sqn
131
-4. L-R Capt Spencer 'Ren' Hinton and Allan 'Dinga' Bell.   Photos supplied by Denis Hare [1968]

104 Sig Sqn    
131-5.  Captured Chinese Type 50 PPSh-41 Submachine Gun (7.62 x 25mm) with 35 round box magazine.  Photos supplied by Denis Hare [1968]

104 Sig Sqn
131
-6.  Captured VC AK-47 Rifle (7.62 x 39mm).   Photos supplied by Denis Hare [1968]

104 Sig Sqn
131-7.  Centurion Main Battle Tank (Mk5/1 Aust) at Nui Dat.   Photos supplied by Denis Hare [1968]

Note:  The track guards were either removed or ripped off from mud and jungle foliage

104 Sig Sqn  
131-8.  Centurion Bridgelayer (AVLB) at Nui Dat without its bridge.   Photos supplied by Denis Hare [1968]

104 Sig Sqn
131-9. US Army (The Huskies) M109 155 Howitzer  at Nui Dat.    Photos supplied by Denis Hare [1968]

Note:
  A Battery,  2nd Battalion, 35th Field Artillery, the Huskies were assigned to 1ATF to give the Australian Task Force more fire power from 1966 to 1971 because we only had 105mm Howitzers.

104 Sig Sqn 
131
-10. APC (M113A1) ARN 134231 Callsign 31 that hit a mine and recovered to Nui Dat.  Photos supplied by Denis Hare [Sept 1968]

Note:  On 31 Aug 68, it was damaged by a mine blast with one Australian casualty who was possibly the vehicle commander, Sgt Christopher Donovan (A Sqn, 3 Cav Regt). 

104 Sig Sqn
131
-11.  Idannis K that ran aground in 1967 at Back Beach, Vung Tau,  Photos supplied by Denis Hare [1968]

104 Sig Sqn
131
-12.The Greek-registered Idannis K was a former US Liberty ship.   Photos supplied by Denis Hare [1968]

104 Sig Sqn
131
-13. Op Coburg, FSPB Andersen Signals Area..   Photos supplied by Norm Munro [Feb 1968]

104 Sig Sqn
131
-14. Stick of Hueys coming into Kangaroo Pad to pick up troops for air deployment on Op Coburg.   Photos supplied by Norm Munro [Jan 1968]

104 Sig Sqn
131-15.  ARVN Post with US Army Advisors.   Photos supplied by Denis Hare [1968]

104 Sig Sqn
131-16.  ARVN Post Booby trap using 4 x M48 60mm HE Mortar rounds and 2 x  M26 Grenades   Photos supplied by Denis Hare [1968]

104 Sig Sqn
131-17. Vietnamese women making charcoal using the traditional caronization method.   Photos supplied by Denis Hare [1968]

104 Sig Sqn
131-18. Vietnamese Police AKA 'White Mice' manning a check point on the road to Vung Tau.   Photos supplied by Denis Hare [1968]

Click on Picture to view full size


Back   |   Photo Index  |   Next
If you would like copies of some of the photos or can complete some of the missing names or have photos that I can add to this Web Site, please email with details.