FSPB Coogee and Balmoral Photos

40th Anniversary Battle of Coral/Balmoral Reunion

Operation Toan Thang
(Final Victory)

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3RAR RAP at FSPB Coggee before Battalion moved to Balmoral 
47-11. 3RAR RAP at FSPB Coogee (AO Manly) before Battalion moved to FSPB Balmoral (AO Newport).  Photo supplied by Bobby Ellis [May 1968]
3RAR CP in the background at FSPB Balmoral 
47-10. 3RAR CP in the background at FSPB Balmoral.  Photo supplied by Bobby Ellis [May 1968]
 Loading Huey at FSPB Balmoral
58-9.   Huey being loaded at FSPB Balmoral.  Interesting the two bikes!   Photo supplied by Gordon Sanderson [May/June 1968]
 
Gordon Robertson at FSPB Balmoral
58-10  Gordon Robertson at FSPB Balmoral.  Photo supplied by Gordon Sanderson [May/June 1968]
 
FSPB Balmoral
58-11   FSPB Balmoral.  Photo supplied by Gordon Sanderson [May/June 1968]
 
3RAR cleaning up the battle field
62-7.  3RAR cleaning up the battle field.  Photo supplied by Gordon Robertson [May/June 1968]
 3RAR soldier with wounded NVA prisoner at FSPB Balmoral
62-1.   3RAR soldier Private Brian Cleaver with wounded NVA prisoner at FSPB Balmoral.  Photo supplied by Gordon Robertson [May/June 1968]
3RAR bring NVA prisoners in through the wire at FSPB Balmoral  
62-2.  3RAR bring NVA prisoners in through the wire at FSPB Balmoral.  Photo supplied by Gordon Robertson [May/June 1968]
 3RAR giving medical aid to prisoners before interrogation at FSPB Balmoral
62-3. 3RAR giving medical aid to NVA prisoners before interrogation at FSPB Balmoral.  Photo supplied by Gordon Robertson [May/June 1968]
Personal gear damage after mortar attack at FSPB Balmora
62-4.  Dave Ellis and Gordon Robertson personal gear damage after mortar attack at FSPB Balmoral.  Photo supplied by Gordon Robertson [May/June 1968]

 
Note:  The light green is shaving cream.  
Gordon Robertson having a brew at FSPB Balmoral    
62-5. Gordon Robertson having a brew at FSPB Balmoral.  Photo supplied by Gordon Robertson [May/June 1968]

Comment:  Gordon was part of the 104 Sig Sqn Radio Det working with 3RAR

Dave Ellis digging in at FSPB Balmoral 
62-6.  Dave Ellis digging in at FSPB Balmoral.  Photo supplied by Gordon Robertson [May/June 1968]


Comment:
 Dave was part of the 104 Sig Sqn Radio Det working with 3RAR
 3RAR Radio Operators working at FSPB Balmoral
63-1    3RAR Radio Operators working at FSPB Balmoral. Supply by Tom Spring [May/June 1968]
Enemy fired mortar fin at FSPB Balmoral
63-2    Enemy fired mortar fin at FSPB Balmoral.  Supply by Tom Spring [May/June 1968]
3RAR CP at FSPB Balmoral
63-3    3RAR CP at FSPB Balmoral.  Supply by Tom Spring [May/June 1968]
Resupply to FSPB Balmoral
63-4    Resupply to FSPB Balmoral.  Supply by Tom Spring [May/June 1968]
Gen Westmoreland (Commander, MACV) visiting FSPB Balmoral
63-5   Gen Westmoreland (Commander, MACV) talking to 3RAR CO (Lt Col Jim Shelton) before leaving FSPB Balmoral.   Supply by Tom Spring [May/June 1968]

MACV = Military Assistance Command Vietnam
Gen Westmoreland (Commander, MACV) visiting FSPB Balmoral
63-6    Gen Westmoreland (Commander, MACV) about to leave FSPB Balmoral after visit.  3RAR Officers waiting for his departure.  Supply by Tom Spring [May/June 1968]
Captured weapons at FSPB Balmoral
63-7   Captured weapons at FSPB Balmoral. Supply by Tom Spring [May/June 1968]
Captured weapons at FSPB Balmoral
63-8   Captured weapons at FSPB Balmoral.  Supply by Tom Spring [May/June 1968]
3RAR Mortar crewman cleaning mortar tube at FSPB Coogee
63-9   3RAR Mortar crewman cleaning mortar tube at FSPB Coogee.  Supply by Tom Spring [May/June 1968]
Tom Spring home at FSPB Coogee
63-10  Tom Spring home at FSPB Coogee.  Supply by Tom Spring [May/June 1968]

Comment:  Tom was part of the 104 Sig Sqn Radio Det working with 3RAR
3RAR Sig Platoon at work FSPB Coogee
63-11  3RAR Sig Platoon working at FSPB Coogee.  Supply by Tom Spring [May/June 1968]
Kiwi Fire Control Team from 161 Field Battery (RNZA) at FSPB Coogee
63-12  Fire Control Team from 161 Field Battery (RNZA) at FSPB Coogee.  Kiwi guns were working in support of 3RAR. Supply by Tom Spring [May/June 1968]

RNZA = Royal New Zealand Army
Dave Ellis (104 Sig Sqn 3RAR Radio Det)  at FSPB Coogee
63-13   Dave Ellis at FSPB Coogee.  Supply by Tom Spring [May/June 1968]

Comment:  Dave was part of the 104 Sig Sqn Radio Det working with 3RAR
Unknown at FSPB Coogee
63-14   Unknown at FSPB Coogee.  Supply by Tom Spring [May/June 1968]
Bobby Ellis (104 Sig Sqn 3RAR Radio Det) at FSPB Coogee
63-15   Bobby Ellis at FSPB Coogee.  Supply by Tom Spring [May/June 1968]

Comment:
 Bobby was part of the 104 Sig Sqn Radio Det working with 3RAR
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