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Offline jcm68

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photo Series 3
« on: May 23, 2016, 09:58:54 AM »
Hi all

Found photo ARN 30896

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Re: photo Series 3
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2016, 11:48:34 AM »
And a heap of other stuff! 
Lots...............
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Re: photo Series 3
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2016, 04:07:29 PM »
 Lots of FFRs, aerials, a Command APC, tons of RAE Macks 6x6 on a largish construction site with its own concrete plant. Probably some dozers and other plant there somewhere as well.

The Commodore and the Datsun would help date this.. and those alpine looking housing blocks... interesting.

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Re: photo Series 3
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2016, 04:28:47 PM »
Somewhere in Canberra?

Strange to see a round rear vision mirror on a Series 3 as well....

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Re: photo Series 3
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2016, 04:32:02 PM »
The Commodore and the Datsun would help date this.. and those alpine looking housing blocks... interesting.
VB or VC Commodore. They were produced around '79 - '81.
Photo would have been the early eighties.
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Re: photo Series 3
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2016, 05:38:56 PM »
The FFR has a Armour Corps unit tac.

The buildings up the back are too young for RMC I think.
ADFA fits the time zone, it was being built (opened in 1984) and it has a overdose of bare concrete buildings, very East-German chic (but not quite like the ABS buildings etc in downtown Belconnen). But I don't think the hill fits at all.

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Re: photo Series 3
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2016, 05:45:35 PM »

Hi boys, if I was to bet , I'd say Puckapunyal , terrain and unit points that way. Buildings don't look familiar though.

The quarry set up looks civie and the Macks are flatbed trucks probably transporting the carriers ?

Just my two cents

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Re: photo Series 3
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2016, 05:48:48 PM »
RMC didn't get macks until 84/85 It resembles Sam Hill it was just a bare hill in 80 and about the only place in Australia the military could work without upsetting the unions at the time
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Re: photo Series 3
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2016, 06:26:35 PM »
Shoalwater Bay ?
2a 109 114-341,
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Re: photo Series 3
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2016, 06:32:10 PM »
yep ran up and down that hill a few times if that is where it is
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Re: photo Series 3
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2016, 06:39:22 PM »
Nah mate,

Don't think so, no buildings like that there , I know it's changed a bit now but not back in the early 80's were there any buildings like that.

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Re: photo Series 3
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2016, 06:45:27 PM »
looks a bit cooler than
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Re: photo Series 3
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2016, 08:40:44 PM »
RAAC and TRG COMD tactics plates I don't know of many places they would be accociated with a building site in the mid 80s
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Re: photo Series 3
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2016, 10:07:34 PM »
That's true , I'm unsure whether the buildings are barrack blocks or not but I definitely don't think it's SWBTA.

Where else did the school of armour train back then other than Pucka ?


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Re: photo Series 3
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2016, 10:33:49 PM »
Somewhere in the Vic high country....  Anyone familiar with Mt Buller area in the early '80s ?

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