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Re: ARNs in Photo, book or Video
« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2013, 10:10:00 PM »
Thx for that Glen. IOU.


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Following on regarding sea travel damages and salt spray, I found another remark about the issue from the RAEME 106 Fd Ws in 1971.

Note that for seawater to get inside the turret ... thats gotta mean there's a lot of seawater on board.

Also note the 106 grunts do their bit on patrols as well.


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Re: ARNs in Photo, book or Video
« Reply #16 on: April 12, 2013, 11:12:28 PM »
:)

Here's 114-399 with 3RAR tacs, 68. Found in the NTnews archives.



also Acco's in NTnews:




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Re: ARNs in Photo, book or Video
« Reply #17 on: April 12, 2013, 11:31:16 PM »
Thanks to Cookey for a loan of his books, I have assembled some ARN photo info:

click the  google link -

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VQB_eFsCtzdQuVRl-doVbA55ePFts_k8VKq8PurWcXI/edit?usp=sharing


I can add anything you find on line or in a book if you post the info on the thread.
the 112 72? has already been recognised as Glen H's 112 722
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Re: ARNs in Photo, book or Video
« Reply #18 on: April 13, 2013, 07:36:35 AM »
Centre picture of the Mk 3 and the hard at work RAEME bods was taken at 1 Coy LAD where all our vehicles went for light/medium repairs. The RAEME boys had such luxuries as PSP to work on whereas we still had sand.
Note the ARNs stencilled onto the tray sides of the truck. These were applied so that when the vehicle was stripped to a flat top, the sides, seats canopies and bows when stored (outside the Tpt Office) were easily distinguishable when once again required. Probably either later that day or the next day at least.
Purely for information, should someone stumble upon this truck in its afterlife, it served in 4 Section of 87 Tpt. Pl. in 66/67
If that shot was in the NT news then I assume that one of those VMs must have come from the Territory. I know that our Recce Mech came from Darwin, but he isn't in that shot.
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Re: ARNs in Photo, book or Video
« Reply #19 on: April 16, 2013, 03:56:41 PM »
thx for the info. Some good pics are out there.
Here's one from Dick Kennedy when he was at VT R&C center. 1968.
I see a GS windscreen strap on the bonnet and no brackets so its a FFW.
Also I see a rolled up side window cover that looks so neat with a stick inside it.

Also, the club has stashed a trailer...


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Re: ARNs in Photo, book or Video
« Reply #20 on: April 16, 2013, 07:24:01 PM »
thx for the info. Some good pics are out there.
Here's one from Dick Kennedy when he was at VT R&C center. 1968.
I see a GS windscreen strap on the bonnet and no brackets so its a FFW.
Also I see a rolled up side window cover that looks so neat with a stick inside it.

Also, the club has stashed a trailer...



G'day Carzee

Heres a photo of the same Land Rover (114-??5) taken from another angle. FFW/FFT tailgate :)


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Re: ARNs in Photo, book or Video
« Reply #21 on: April 17, 2013, 08:17:11 AM »
I think the first pic is when they are nearly ready and in the second they are on their way; i see the seat-backs are down to shade them from the heat.
The tacs are there, incl. an extra in the middle of the front brushguard. To me they are red yellow blue stripes, horizontal.

edit-- With a bigger version you can see its RAA "43" ?
There are clearly 3 tacs at the rear of this pic.
The hats, KFF, are all tidy except the driver.
The digger on the rear passenger side has his weapon in his hand. I don't see the other weapons.
Hope they all enjoyed the day out....

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Re: ARNs in Photo, book or Video
« Reply #22 on: April 17, 2013, 10:36:40 AM »
The trailer looks awkward to me, I wonder if it has a damaged draw bar, cheers Dennis :)
ps good images though,,.

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Re: ARNs in Photo, book or Video
« Reply #23 on: April 17, 2013, 05:27:39 PM »
The bod with the giggle hat is more than likely the Unit's duty driver who has been tasked with picking up these unit members after their week long Rest and Convalescence (R & C) stay at the centre.
The bods with the slouch hats, Artillery hat badges and Artillery white lanyards, would be on their way back to the unit and work, after a week of living like normal people for a change.
The Australian Army had use of this old French Villa (probably leased it) and it was the site of a great week away from it all being treated like Royalty (in a contextual sort of way), sleeping between real sheets in real beds that were serviced by a maid, not wearing muddied and stained green clothes, having real meals that were not based on Rat. packs, and in general, enjoying motel style of accommodation that was far from the norm of life in a shared 16x16 tent. Even hot and cold running water!  Units rotated their members through this centre on a week long cycle when allocations and work loads allowed and this was a much sought after break from the routine and greatly appreciated.

Another opportunity to rat through my slides brings up this one of me (seated) enjoying a sip of something along with one of the 1 Platoon boys (Thommo) who is no longer with us. (As an aside, his brother Maurrie was in 87 but because of the military's ethic of not posting brothers within any units, Tiny was posted to 1 Platoon instead, across the other side of the Transport Compound).
That newspaper would have been a couple of days old by the time we got it but it was still a link with reality.

R and R was the next step and that was usually taken out of country, Hong Kong, Bangkok or even Sydney if anyone really wanted to come home for a week and then go back. Very few Aussies that I know took this option, most opting for one of the Asian ports.
These two week long jaunts were the equivalent of annual leave I suppose, as in the early days of our posting we very rarely got weekends off.
We did make up for it all when we eventually got home though as I remember being accredited with all the Aussie public holidays we had missed, plus all the Vietnamese public and religious holidays we had worked through and even Ho Chi Mihn's birthday was included in that lot. Once I got home I had around three months leave before driving all the way from Brisbane to Sydney to be informed that I was posted to a Brisbane unit and to turn round and drive back again.
Don't you just love bureaucracy.

I must say these last couple of weeks have been quite interesting for me as I have had a chance to go through hundreds of old photos I have hoarded away over the years. No-one here (family) is really interested so I hope that they don't bore too many of you lot.
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Re: ARNs in Photo, book or Video
« Reply #24 on: April 17, 2013, 05:34:54 PM »
Not at all Glen, awesome to see the link with the past. A real sense of reality for those of us who appreciate such things. Thank you very much for your time and the effort to recollect and search for pictures.

Cheers
Brad

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Re: ARNs in Photo, book or Video
« Reply #25 on: April 17, 2013, 05:44:29 PM »
Glen, what's happened to you ???
I checked one of my old piccies and I haven't changed a bit.
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Re: ARNs in Photo, book or Video
« Reply #26 on: April 17, 2013, 06:10:23 PM »
What is your definition of an old picture Greg, last week?
Either that or you must have looked like a real Old Phart even when you were younger. ;D
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Re: ARNs in Photo, book or Video
« Reply #27 on: April 17, 2013, 06:17:25 PM »
My thoughts are about the photographs are very poignant (vivid) especially with the 25th April just next week. What I see are young men in a war zone, way back then, when they were much younger, next week we will see some of them as they are now, much older and wiser, some we won't see as they made the ultimate sacrifice, thanks for sharing your memories with us Glen, cheers Dennis :)

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Re: ARNs in Photo, book or Video
« Reply #28 on: April 17, 2013, 10:03:16 PM »
Thx Glen, a good memory in that photo. Hot and cold water! Sheets. Must have been great.
Pity about the trip to Sydney that was a waste. Classic.

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Re: ARNs in Photo, book or Video
« Reply #29 on: April 18, 2013, 08:02:51 AM »
Not sure if this is any use, but it is part of the story!
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