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Re: REMLR list of Tac numbers SVN etc
« Reply #15 on: April 12, 2013, 08:00:00 AM »
As Mike said, 401 was HQ AFV and this number was generally displayed on a black background (non Corps specific) so I assume (there is that word again) that the said Signals vehicle was from a sigs unit attached to HQ AFV.




It was common for attached units to display the parent unit's number on their own background, especially in the case, for example, of RAEME wksps attached to Transport or Engineer units.
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Re: REMLR list of Tac numbers SVN etc
« Reply #16 on: April 12, 2013, 08:19:39 AM »
Love those photos/slides. The laundry was in Vungers I suppose, the building in back is 2-3 floors.

Should this thread be moved to the vehicle markings sub-section?
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Re: REMLR list of Tac numbers SVN etc
« Reply #17 on: April 12, 2013, 08:27:49 AM »
Then the two likely units would be those in country in 1965:
HQ 145 Signal Squadron 709 Signal Troop     25 May 65 - 20 Nov 67
527 Signal Troop     14 Sep 65 - 5 Jul 67, absorbed into 145 Signal Squadron
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Re: REMLR list of Tac numbers SVN etc
« Reply #18 on: April 12, 2013, 09:13:59 AM »
Ross, slightly off subject I know, but if you look at page 162 of M/D top photograph left side, you and I both know the Lance Jack with the M60.
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Re: REMLR list of Tac numbers SVN etc
« Reply #19 on: April 12, 2013, 09:35:47 AM »
Ah, good news there. I'll have a look, I have reserved M&D at the library. Has he seen the photo elsewhere -- is it one of yours or the assn's?

Also, this morning I did a "crop" of that intersection at Nui Dat in 68 (Stan Middleton 2AOD collection).



On the left:

401 = HQ AFV non-corps-specific
51 = Army Aviation. 161 Recce
107 = RAAC
61 = RAINF 7RAR
50 = non-corps-specific
828 = non-corps-specific

In the center:

42 = RAA
47 = RAA
13 = RAA
21 = 21 support troop RAE
60 =  RAINF 6RAR
102 = ??

On the right:

35 = 21 or 25? Supply Platoon (Det.) RAASC
76 = RAAMC 2 Field Ambulance
83 = RAAOC
80 = non-corps-specific
551 = non-corps-specific
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Re: REMLR list of Tac numbers SVN etc
« Reply #20 on: April 12, 2013, 10:36:11 AM »
Left pole; The 51 Tac I think you will find is a light blue over a dark blue background which would signify Army Aviation. 161 Recce. (callsign Possum)

Centre pole; The Infantry 102 may possibly be V Coy 1 RNZIR who were also deployed, but then again I was under the impression that they were attached to 2 RAR (56) and that sign doesn't show up. I am not at all up on my Kiwi signs, perhaps there is someone here from that far off distant shore?
The photograph was probably taken  around late April- May 67 as 5RAR has gone home being replaced by 7RAR, but 6RAR is still there on its first rotation. There was about a month or so overlap on rotations.
Some of those signs that look black may be blue as in the 21 on the centre pole represents 21 Support Troop RAE. If you look at the Arty signs that we all know are Red over Blue, they do look black. Well, on my screen anyway.
The Artillery batteries at the time would have been possibly 103 (42) and I am unsure of the 47. The 13 represents the Kiwi 161 Battery.
Right pole; The 35 on the RAASC colours is either 21 or 25 Supply Platoon (Det.).
Once upon a time I would have known all these off pat as all convoy deliveries depended on these signposts.

As for the M/D photograph, I feel it is one set up for the Army PR people as the bod in the background is RAAF. Definitely not one of ours.

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Re: REMLR list of Tac numbers SVN etc
« Reply #21 on: April 12, 2013, 10:58:50 AM »
Thx for the info Glen, done that. And you're right -- I did a CSI-pixel-level sample on paint.net and that 21 is a dark blue, not black.

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Re: REMLR list of Tac numbers SVN etc
« Reply #22 on: April 12, 2013, 11:23:29 AM »


This Landy could be 113437 or 113497. Both were 6005M.
113437 has numerous mentions in AWM95 docs from apr68 onwards. It was disposed of in 71 by 2AOD after an MVA.
113497 has no mentions so far found and was disposed of in Au in 1980.
(The only other possibility is 113457 which is not BBB noted as 6005M, only 6005, but it did have a mystery chassis change at some point).

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Re: REMLR list of Tac numbers SVN etc
« Reply #23 on: April 12, 2013, 11:45:38 AM »
Ok, this thread is giving me head spin!!!

Before I read this thread again (after I did some work on REMLR) this is what I came up with for vietnam units.  http://www.remlr.com/vehicle-markings.html.  The page still needs a lot added, but you have to start somewhere.

Now I need to troll through the pages of this thread making additions and adjustments.  Some great work, information and photos in here.

Mike, unit serial numbers as well.  I have even been compiling Unit Depot Codes as well as post vietnam units, but for now, this narrower slice will suffice as it is also more accurate than the rest.
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Re: REMLR list of Tac numbers SVN etc
« Reply #24 on: April 12, 2013, 12:04:03 PM »
Thx for that page, tons of research re the 4 digit codes and Chrissy trees etc etc.
As you say, its a great start and there's a mile to go.  8)

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Re: REMLR list of Tac numbers SVN etc
« Reply #25 on: April 16, 2013, 01:57:45 PM »
Found a 161 NZ Arty pic with their tac on display; 13




...and here's "25", something to do with RAA 131 Div Loc Surveyors.

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Re: REMLR list of Tac numbers SVN etc
« Reply #26 on: April 16, 2013, 02:04:47 PM »
unit 551 marking at Nui Dat - 11ft cobra in lines (shot dead in tent). RAA 67.

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Re: REMLR list of Tac numbers SVN etc
« Reply #27 on: April 16, 2013, 03:07:19 PM »
Here are some more which I've collected.
No 5 Trailer ARN 177-295
SOLD Engineers Trailer - no id
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Re: REMLR list of Tac numbers SVN etc
« Reply #28 on: April 16, 2013, 03:08:37 PM »
And more.
No 5 Trailer ARN 177-295
SOLD Engineers Trailer - no id
SOLD RAAF 231194 Perentie 110 GS - SIR ANGUS

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Re: REMLR list of Tac numbers SVN etc
« Reply #29 on: April 16, 2013, 04:01:24 PM »
Here are some more which I've collected.

thx, and look at the view of Vungers. It looks bigger from up there - bigger than the impression I had formed from all the other photos.