104 Sig Sqn 50th Anniversary Reunion 2016

50th Anniversary Reunion

Welcome Notes and Attendees List (PDF)

Memorial Service Program - Page 1 and 4 (PDF)

Memorial Service Program - Page 2 and 3 (PDF)

Memorial Service Notes by John Bertini (PDF)

Memorial Service Address by Major Ken Mackenzie, OAM (Retired) (PDF)

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50th Anniversary Reunion Badge 2016-01  The 50th Anniversary Lapel Badge that all  attendees received.
   
F Troop Pre Reunion Training at the Surf Club - 27th May 2016
   
F Troop - Reunion 2016 2016-02  F Troop pre-reunion training at the Greenmount Surf Club. 
L-R Sharon Menagh, Dick Christiansen, Ann-Maree Cox (back), Ken Cox,
Peter Menagh, Gordon Taylor, Keith Oliver, Jan Thorne, Rosie Thorne,
Dugald Pie, Diane Shearing and Bob Shearing.
Photo supplied by Denis Hare [27 May]
   
F Troop - Reunion 2016 2016-03   F Troop pre-reunion training at the Greenmount Surf Club. 
L-R Gordon Taylor, Geoff Morgan, Jan Thorne, Dugald Pie,
Diane Shearing, Keith Oliver, Rosie Thorne (top of head), Bob Shearing,
Colleen Hare, Sharon Menagh, Dick Christiansen, Ann-Maree Cox,
Peter Menagh (photo front), Ken Cox and Marilyn Taylor.
Photo supplied by Denis Hare [27 May]
   
Reunion Meet and Greet - 28th May 2016
   
Reunion Meet and Greet 2016-04  Registation plus Meet and Greet
Dedicated to Alexander Young, KIA at FSPB Coral 16 May 1968. 
Photo supplied by Denis Hare [28 May]
   
Reunion Meet and Greet 2016-05   Reunion Registation and Friendship before the Meet
and Greet.  L-R Bruce Meakins and John Bertini. 
Photo supplied by Denis Hare. [28 May]
   
Reunion Meet and Greet 2016-06   Reunion Registation and Friendship before the Meet
and Greet.   L-R Bruce Meakins, Denis Hare and John Bertini. 
Photo supplied by Denis Hare. [28 May]
   
Reunion Meet and Greet 2016-07  Reunion Registation and Friendship before the Meet
and Greet.  L-R  Brenton Lawlor (OC, 104 Sig Sqn) and John Bertini.
Photo supplied by Denis Hare. [28 May]
   
Reunion Meet and Greet 2016-08   Reunion Registation and Friendship before the Meet
and Greet.  L-R  Marty Holmes, Colleen Hare and Jan Thorne.
Photo supplied by Ken Mackenzie. [28 May]
   
Reunion Meet and Greet 2016-09   Reunion Registation and Friendship before the Meet
and Greet.  Watching old photos and meeting mates!
Photo supplied by Denis Hare. [28 May]
   
Reunion Meet and Greet 2016-10  Reunion Registation and Friendship before the Meet
and Greet.  Watching old photos and meeting mates! 
Photo supplied by Ken Mackenzie. [28 May]
   
Reunion Meet and Greet 2016-11   Meet and Greet. 
Great night of friendship!
Photo supplied by Denis Hare. [28 May]
Reunion Meet and Greet 2016-12  Meet and Greet.  
L-R  Ian Haycock, Nick Mazzarol, Doug Purcell and Barry English.
Photo supplied by Denis Hare. [28 May]
   
Reunion Meet and Greet 2016-13   Meet and Greet. 
L-R Ken Cox, Keith Oliver, Ken Short and Colin Baker.
Photo supplied by Denis Hare. [28 May]
   
Reunion Meet and Greet 2016-14  Meet and Greet.
L-R  Brenton Lawlor (OC, 104 Sig Sqn), Ken Mackenzie and
Alan Brown.
Photo supplied by Denis Hare. [28 May]
   
Reunion Meet and Greet 2016-15   Meet and Greet.  
L-R Victor Sheen, ?, Barry English and ?
Photo supplied by Denis Hare. [28 May]
   
 
Reunion Memorial Service - 29th May 2016
   
Reunion Memorial Service 2016-50   Memorial Service.  Our RASigs Plaque in Chris Cunningham
Park, Tweed Heads honouring the Corps service in the Vietnam War. 
Plaque was funded by 104 Sig Sqn Vietnam Veterans in 2006.   
Photo supplied by Denis Hare. [29 May]
   
Reunion Memorial Service 2016-51   Memorial Service.
L-R  Major Brenton Lawlor [OC, 104 Sig Sqn], Brigadier Neil Horn
(Retired), Rev Deacon Des Neagle, John Bertini [Service MC] and
Major Ken Mackenzie, OAM (Retired) [Service Guest Speaker].
Photo supplied by Denis Hare. [29 May]
   
Reunion Memorial Service 2016-52   Memorial Service.
L-R  Major Brenton Lawlor [OC, 104 Sig Sqn], Brigadier Neil Horn
(Retired), Rev Deacon Des Neagle, John Bertini [Service MC] and
Peter Thorne.
Photo supplied by Denis Hare. [29 May]
   
Reunion Memorial Service 2016-53  Memorial Service. 
Photo supplied by Ken Mackenzie. [29 May]
   
Reunion Memorial Service 2016-54   Memorial Service. 
Photo supplied by Ken Mackenzie. [29 May]
   
Reunion Memorial Service 2016-55   Memorial Service. 
Photo supplied by Ken Mackenzie. [29 May]
   
Reunion Memorial Service 2016-56  Memorial Service. 
Photo supplied by Denis Hare. [29 May]
   
Reunion Memorial Service 2016-57  Memorial Service. 
Photo supplied by Ken Mackenzie. [29 May]
   
Reunion Memorial Service 2016-58  Memorial Service. 
Photo supplied by Denis Hare. [29 May]
   
Reunion Memorial Service 2016-59   Memorial Service. 
Photo supplied by Ken Mackenzie. [29 May]
   
Reunion Memorial Service 2016-60   Memorial Service. 
John Bell (wheel chair), ? and Rev Deacon Des Neagle rededicating our
memorial plaque for RASigs in South Vietnam.  Orginally placed in the
park at the 2006 reunion memorial service.
Photo supplied by Ken Mackenzie. [29 May]
   
Reunion Memorial Service 2016-61  Memorial Service. 
Photo supplied by Denis Hare. [29 May]
   
Reunion Memorial Service 2016-62   Memorial Service. 
Lining up to place a flower at the memorial.
Photo supplied by Ken Mackenzie. [29 May]
   
Reunion Memorial Service 2016-63  Memorial Service. 
Never forgotten!
Photo supplied by Denis Hare. [29 May] 
   
Reunion Memorial Service 2016-64   Memorial Service. 
L-R Ian Bardwell and Bob Shearing and the crowd.
Photo supplied by Ken Mackenzie. [29 May]
   
Reunion Memorial Service 2016-65  Memorial Service. 
L-R  Doug Purcell, Nick Mazzarol and Bob Martin.
Photo supplied by Ken Mackenzie. [29 May]
   
Reunion Memorial Service 2016-66  Memorial Service. 
L-R George Goodchap, Noel O'Halloran, Bob Shearing and Ian Bardwell.
Photo supplied by Ken Mackenzie. [29 May]
   
Reunion Memorial Service 2016-67  Memorial Service. 
L-R  Names please?
Photo supplied by Ken Mackenzie. [29 May]
   
Reunion Memorial Service 2016-68  Memorial Service.  Ken Mckenzie, OAM and Ian Haycock, OAM
(Both Ex RASigs RSM's)
Photo supplied by Ken Mackenzie. [29 May]
   
Reunion Memorial Service 2016-69  Memorial Service. 
Five mile stare on the Signals Vietnam Veterans as we remember!
Photo supplied by Ken Mackenzie. [29 May]
   
Reunion Memorial Service  2016-70   Memorial Service. 
L-R Denis Hare, BEM and Michael McCormack, MP.
Photo from Michael McCormack MP (Assistant Minister for Defence)
Facebook Site
   
Reunion Memorial Service  2016-71   Memorial Service.
L-R Brenton Lawlor (OC, 104 Sig Sqn) and Michael McCormack, MP.
Photo from Michael McCormack MP (Assistant
Minister for Defence) Facebook Site
   
Reunion Memorial Service  2016-72    Memorial Service. 1967 Group. 
L-R  ?, Geoff Molineaux, Alan Booker, ?, ?, Denis Hare, ?, ?, Dugald Pie,
Bill Whitehead, Russell Martin, ?, ? and Harry Martin.  
Photo supplied by Denis Hare. [29 May] 
   
Reunion Memorial Service  2016-73  Memorial Service.  1971 Group. 
L-R (Back): Fred Fatches, George Goodchap, Ian Bardwell, ?,
Peter Thorne, ?, Noel O'Halloran, ? Greg Giddens.
L-R (Front):  Ron Steffan, Malcolm Willmott,
Dave Lovell (wheelchair), ?, ? , John Bell (wheelchair), ?, Geoff Staunton,
John King, ?, ? (white hat), Michel French, ?, ?, Nick Mazzarol,
Vic Sheen, Bob Martin, Doug Purcell, Alan Brown and Ken Mackenzie.
Photo supplied by Ken Mackenzie. [29 May]
   
Reunion Memorial Service  2016-74  Memorial Service.  Chris Cunningham Park Memorial with our
wreaths and roses after the service.  Photo supplied by Peter Brown.
[29 May]
   
Reunion Memorial Service  2016-75  Memorial Service.  Chris Cunningham Park Memorial with our
wreaths and roses after the service.  
Left Insert:
  Our wreaths and roses. 
Right Insert:
  Our RASigs Plaque.
Photos supplied by Ken Mackenzie.  [29 May]
   
 
Reunion Dinner - 29th May 2016
   
Reunion Dinner 2016-100  Reunion Dinner.
Dedicated to Dennis Abraham, KIA near Blackhorse, SVN,
29 Sept 1968.  
  
Photo supplied by Denis Hare. [29 May] 
   
Reunion Dinner 2016-101  Reunion Dinner.
Major Brenton Lawlor, OC, 104 Sig Sqn, 1st Combat Signal
Regiment speaking at the Reunion Dinner.  
Photo supplied by Denis Hare. [29 May] 
   
Reunion Dinner 2016-102  Reunion Dinner.
Major Brenton Lawlor being presented with a plaque from Ian
Hancock, OAM for being our Reunion Dinner Guest Speaker.    
Photo supplied by Denis Hare. [29 May] 
   
Reunion Dinner 2016-103  Reunion Dinner.
Major Ken Mackenzie, OAM (Retired)  being presented with a plaque
from Ian Hancock, OAM for being our Reunion Memorial Service Guest
Speaker. 
Photo supplied by Denis Hare. [29 May] 
   
Reunion Dinner 2016-104  Reunion Dinner.  Ex WRAAC.
L-R
Stephanie Hancock, Jan Osmand, Rusty Martin, Lynne Martin,
Connie Molineaux, Rhonda Curtis, Colleen Hare, Margie Richter,
Jan Thorne and Marion Strickland.

Photo supplied by Denis Hare. [29 May] 
   
Reunion Dinner 2016-105  Reunion Dinner.  104 Sig Sqn SVN 1967.    
L-R (Rear Row/Standing):  Alan Booker, ?, ?, Terrence Rochester,
 Rober Lowick, Kevin Schmitt, Geoff Molineaux, Bill Whitehead,
Ted Osmond, Brent (Ron) Kessell, ? and Peter McLean.
L-R (Front Row): Russell Martin, Ralph Bilsby, Denis Hare, ?, ? and ?
Photo supplied by Denis Hare. [29 May] 
   
Reunion Dinner 2016-106  Reunion Dinner.  104 Sig Sqn SVN 1968.  
L-R  Martin Holmes, Alan King, Denis Hare, ? (part head), David Ellis,
Peter Thorne, ?, Ralph, Bilsby, ?, Alister Campbell, Rowan Gamble,
Ian Crosthwaite, Geoff Roberts and Kim Hancock.

Photo supplied by Denis Hare. [29 May] 
   
Reunion Dinner 2016-107  Reunion Dinner.   104 Sig Sqn SVN 1969. 
L-R (Back Row/Standing): ? ...Peter Radford, ?, Don Sutherland,
John Bertini, ?..., Ron Clark, Dave Morgan, Bob Shearing, ?...
and Garry Swalling.
L-R (Front Row): ? ... Rosie Thorne, Alan King (Behind), ?...
and John Bell )Wheelchair).
Photo supplied by Denis Hare. [29 May] 
   
Reunion Dinner 2016-108  Reunion Dinner.   104 Sig Sqn SVN 1970. 
L-R (Back Row/Standing): ? ... Peter Radford, ?... Don Sutherland,
Garry Swalling, ?.. Rosie Thorne, ?.., George Goodchap, Alan Brown,
?... and Noel O'Halloran.
L-R (Front Row): Jim Little (Chair), ?...
Photo supplied by Denis Hare. [29 May] 
   
Reunion Dinner 2016-109  Reunion Dinner.     104 Sig Sqn SVN 1971.
L-R  (Back Row/Standing): ?...., Ken Mackenzie, Ken Short,
George Goodchap, ?... and Noel O'Halloran.
L-R (Front Row):  Jim Little, David Lovell and Rosie Thorne.
Photo supplied by Denis Hare. [29 May] 
   
Reunion Dinner 2016-110  Reunion Dinner.   103 Sig Sqn SVN.  
L-R  Jim Leslie and Chris Brown.
Photo supplied by Denis Hare. [29 May] 
   
Reunion Dinner 2016-111  Reunion Dinner. 
L-R  Jim Leslie, Chris Brown and Geoff Molineax. 
Photo supplied by Denis Hare. [29 May] 
   
Reunion Dinner 2016-112  Reunion Dinner.   110 Sig Sqn SVN.
L-R Russell Martin, Ken Short, Terrence Rochester, Shelden Maher,
Andy Petersen, Kevin Fletcher, Peter Brown, Lauie Strickland, John Scott,
Martin Holmes, John Mines and Barry English.     
Photo supplied by Denis Hare. [29 May] 
   
Reunion Dinner 2016-113  Reunion Dinner
L-R  Harry Martin, Jim Leslie, Russell Martin and Geoff Molineax.    
Photo supplied by Denis Hare. [29 May] 
   
Reunion Dinner 2016-114  Reunion Dinner.   Another Group ?
L-R  Ian Haycock, ?, Kevin Curtis, ?, ?, Kevin Schmitt, Don Sutherland,
Brent (Ron) Kessell and ? 
Photo supplied by Denis Hare. [29 May] 
   
Apology:  To the younger post Vietnam members/veterans of the reunion.  We stuffed up and didn't get you guys (girls) in a group photo at the dinner.   We are very proud of your service - us old blokes just got carry away.   Next time!

 
Reunion Farewell Lunch - 30th May 2016
   
Reunion Farewell Lunch 2016-150  Reunion Farewell Lunch
Dedicated to Denis Donnelly, AK at Nui Dat, SVN, 9 Aug 1967.   
Photo supplied by Denis Hare. [30 May] 
   
Reunion Farewell Lunch 2016-151  Reunion Farewell Lunch    
Photo supplied by Denis Hare. [30 May] 
   
Reunion Farewell Lunch 2016-152  Reunion Farewell Lunch.  Another Group ?
L-R      
Photo supplied by Denis Hare. [30 May] 
   
Reunion Farewell Lunch 2016-153  Reunion Farewell Lunch .  OC and Committee.
L-R  Major Brenton Lawlor, Denis 'Rabbit' Hare,
Don 'Uncle Don' Sutherland, Peter 'Rosie' Thorne and John Bertini.   
Photo supplied by Denis Hare. [30 May] 
   
   
   

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Next reunion is planned to be at  Twin Towns Services Club in 2021


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