50th Anniversary Battle of Coral Balmoral

Signals Photos May 2018

(Unless otherwise detailed - 104 Sig Sqn Veterans)

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Australian War Memorial plus Meet and Greet (City Hellenic Club)
12 May 2018
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CB50-1.  RASigs Coral Balmoral veterans and partners at the AWM before the Afghanistan section tour.    One minute silence in the Commemorative Courtyard at the Eternal Flame for the battle losts and those deceased since.    Photo supplied by Denis Hare [2018]
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CB50-1D   Armoured Command Vehicle (ACV) M577A1 (Callsign OA)  and a 105mm M2A21 Howitzer at the AWM front as part of the Battle of Coral Balmoral 50th Anniversary Commemorations.

ACV Callsign OA was used by the Cav Sqn HQ at FSPB Coral.  After Coral five ACV were used by HQ1ATF (Fwd) which included Callsign 85C by 104 Sig Sqn and Callsign 85D by 547 Sig Tp.

 Internet Source [2018]
 
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CB50-1E. In the AWM Commemorative Courtyard at the Eternal Flame L-R  Stretch Gamble, Bob Lowick, Mal Greenhalph, Denis Hare, Nathan Hare and Colleen Hare.    Photo supplied by Adrienne Clohesy [2018]
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CB50-1F.   With the Coral No 6 Gun (105mm M2A21 Howitzer) at the AWM.  Photo supplied by Adrienne Clohesy [2018]

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CB50-1A.    Photo display for the Battle of Coral Balmoral at the AWM.   Internet Source.

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CB50-1B.    Photo display for the Battle of Coral Balmoral at the AWM.    Internet Source.

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CB50-1C.  AWM wall with the names of RASigs dead from the Vietnam War.  Note WO2 M. W. T. Gill is not detail in this group as he was serving with AATTV at the time.  Photo supplied by Alan Ball [2018]. 

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CB50-2.  RASigs Coral Balmoral Banner used as the 50th Annversary.  Photo supplied by Alan Ball [2018]

Meet_n_Greet
CB50-2A.  Meet and Greet at the City Hellenic Club with our new regiment and old unit members joining us.   L-R  Denis Hare, Lt Col Petersen (CO, 1CSR), WO1 Barenquast (RSM, 1CSR), Lt Higgins (Tp Comd, 104 Sig Sqn, 1CSR), Cpl Mills (104 Sig Sqn, 1CSR) and George Donohue. Photo supplied by Adrienne Clohesy [2018]
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CB50-2B.   Meet and Greet at the City Hellenic Club. Photo supplied by Wally Wojciechowski [2018] 

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CB50-3.   Meet and Greet at the City Hellenic Club.  Photo supplied by Denis Hare [2018]

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CB50-4.  Meet and Greet at the City Hellenic Club.  Photo supplied by Denis Hare [2018]

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CB50-5.  Meet and Greet at the City Hellenic Club. Photo supplied by Denis Hare [2018]

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CB50-6.  Meet and Greet at the City Hellenic Club.  Photo supplied by Denis Hare [2018]

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CB50-7.  Meet and Greet at the City Hellenic Club. Photo supplied by Denis Hare [2018]

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CB50-8.  Meet and Greet at the City Hellenic Club.  Photo supplied by Denis Hare [2018]

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CB50-9.  Meet and Greet at the City Hellenic Club.  Photo supplied by Denis Hare [2018]

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CB50-10.  Meet and Greet at the City Hellenic Club.  Photo supplied by Denis Hare [2018]

Reserved for your photos

Reserved for your photos

National Vietnam Veteran Memorial (March and Service)
Canberra Convention Centre (Lunch)
Australian War Memorial (Last Post Service)
13 May 2018

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CB50-21.  Holding the RASigs Coral Balmoral Banner .
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Cpl Phil Mills (104 Sig Sqn, 1CSR) and George Donohue.  Photo supplied by Denis Hare [2018]

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CB50-22.   L-R WO1 Brad Bargenquast (RSM, 1CSR), Cpl Phil Mills (104 Sig Sqn, 1CSR), George Donohue and Lt Col Daven Pettersen (CO, 1CSR).  Photo supplied by Denis Hare [2018]

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CB50-23.  Preparing to march at the National Vietnam Veteram Memorial servicePhoto supplied by Denis Hare [2018]

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CB50-24.   Preparing to march at the National Vietnam Veteram Memorial service.  Photo supplied by Denis Hare [2018]

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CB50-25.  L-R  Pat Kiely, Lt Jess Higgins (104 Sig Sqn, 1CSR) and Rod Palin.   Photo supplied by Denis Hare [2018]

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CB50-26.  L-R Norm Munro (OC, 104 Sig Sqn, FSPB Coral) being greeted by Ralph Bilsby.  Photo supplied by Denis Hare [2018]

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CB50-27.   Preparing to march at the National Vietnam Veteram Memorial service.   Photo supplied by Denis Hare [2018]

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CB50-28.   Lt Jess Higgins (104 Sig Sqn, 1CSR) marching with the old 104 Sig Sqn and other RASigs soldiers at the National Vietnam Veteram Memorial service. Internet Source [2018]

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CB50-28A.   Some of F Troop (Radio) at the National Vietnam Veteram Memorial serviceL-R  Phil Clohesy, Hugh 'Scotty' Hutton, Gordon Sanderson and George Donohue.   Photo supplied by George Donohue [2018]

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CB50-29.  Marching at the National Vietnam Veteram Memorial service.   Photo supplied by Nathan Hare [2018]

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CB50-30.   3RAR marching on at the National Vietnam Veteram Memorial service. Note the two NOK Australian flags behind the 3RAR banner and the RASigs Coral Balmoral Banner at the rear.  Photo supplied by Nathan Hare [2018]

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CB50-31.   Marching down ANZAC Parade in Canberra with our Banner and the AWM in the back ground.  Note the 105mm L2A2 Howitzer protecting our flank.   Photo supplied by Nathan Hare [2018]

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CB50-32.  The 'Colours' from 1RAR, 3RAR, A Sqn (3 Cav Regt), C Sqn (1 Armd Regt), 12 Fd Regt (RAA) and the Sovereign's Banner (RAE) marching on at the National Vietnam Veteram Memorial service.  Photo supplied by Nathan Hare [2018]

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CB50-33.  The 'Colours' from 1RAR, 3RAR, A Sqn (3 Cav Regt), C Sqn (1 Armd Regt), 12 Fd Regt (RAA) and the RAE Sovereign's Banner on parade at the National Vietnam Veteran Memorial.   Photo supplied by Denis Hare [2018]

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CB50-34.   Lieutenant General Angus Campbell AO DSC, Chief of Army speaking at the National Vietnam Veteran Memorial service.    Internet Source[2018] 

The term ‘Colours’ broadly encompasses the four distinctive forms of Honourable Insignia that are the symbol of the spirit of a regiment, for on them are borne the battle honours and badges granted to the unit in commemoration of gallant deeds performed by members of the unit from the time their unit was raised.  There are four distinctive forms of Honourable Insignia currently in use by the Australian Army, they are in order of seniority:  Standards,  Guidons,  Colours, and Banners.

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CB50-35.   Lieutenant General Campbell salutes after adding the Coral Balmoral ribbion to one of the 'Colours' on parade at the service.  Seven units were awarded the UCG for their part in the Battle of Coral Balmoral, as follows:  

  • 1st Australian Task Force (Forward)
  • 1st Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment
  • 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment
  • A Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment
  • C Squadron, 1st Armoured Regiment
  • 12th Field Regiment, Royal Regiment of Australian Artillery
  • 1st Field Squadron, Royal Australian Engineers.

 Photo supplied by Nathan Hare [2018]

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CB50-35A.   Norm Munro and Denis Hare on a mission to locate Lynette and the RASigs wreath.  Photo supplied by Nathan Hare [2018]

 

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CB50-36.   Blue and white RASigs wreath laid at the National Vietnam Veteran Memoral service by Lynette McHale (NOK) and Norm Munro (OC, 104 Sig Sqn FSPB Coral).   Photo supplied by Denis Hare [2018]

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CB50-36A.   Norm Munro (OC)  and Lynette McHale (NOK) laying the wreath at the National Vietnam Veteran Memoral service.  Photo supplied by Denis Hare [2018]

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CB50-36B.  March on ANZAC Parade.  Norm Munro (OC)  and Lynette McHale (NOK) after laying the wreath at the National Vietnam Veteran Memoral service.  Photo supplied by Denis Hare [2018]

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CB50-37.    Wreaths after the service at the National Vietnam Veteran Memorial.  Photo supplied by Nathan Hare [2018]

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CB50-38.   After the service.  L-R  Frank McHale, Norm Munro, Lynette McHale and Denis Hare after the service.  Photo supplied by Nathan Hare [2018]

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CB50-39.   Pat Kiely at the National Vietnam Veteran Memorial.  Photo supplied by Pat Kiely [2018]

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CB50-40.  George Donohue at the National Vietnam Veteran Memorial.   Photo supplied by George Donohue [2018]

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CB50-41.   L-R Ian Place (RAEME, 1st Armoured Sqn Wksp) and Bob Lowick.  Photo supplied by Alan Ball [2018]

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CB50-42.  L-R  Alan Ball and Scotty Hutton.  March on ANZAC Parade. Photo supplied by Alan Ball [2018]

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CB50-44.   L-R Ian Place (RAEME, 1st Armoured Sqn Wksp), Bob Lowick and The Hon. Darren Chester MP (Minister for Veterans' Affairs).  Darren Chester is Pat and Bob's local member.   Internet Source [2018]

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Wreath laying
CB50-60.   Wreath laying during the Last Post Service at the AWM  L-R Denis Hare (104 Sig Sqn), George Hulse (1 Fd Sqn, RAE) and family of Gunner C. J. Sawtell who was KIA at FSPB Coral.

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CB50-61.   Signals wreath laid during the Last Post Service at the AWM by Denis Hare.   Photo supplied by Denis Hare [2018]

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CB50-62.  Last Post Service. Some of the Signals veterans in the photo shoot. 
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L-R Bob Ellis, Gordon Robertson, George Donohue, Mal Greenhalgh and Alan Ball.   Photo supplied by Kinnie Roberson [2018]

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CB50-63.   The Battle of Coral Balmoral veterans after the moving last post service at the Australian War Memorial  that remembered the 26 warrors that never came home from the battle. Some very proud old Prontos in the Commemorative Courtyard. Note the units and sub-units battle 'Colours' to the rear of the photo at the entrance to the Tomb of the Unknown Australian Soldier.  See CB50-63B below also.  Internet Source [2018]

Last Post Service, AWM
CB50-63A.   Last Post Service L-R  George Donohue, Pat and Mal Greenhalgh, Ralph Bilsby and laying wreaths Jeremy Hanson, CSC, MLA (Representing Minister for Veterans' Affairs) and Hon Amanda Rishworth MP (Shadow Minister for Veterans' Affairs).   Internet Source.
The Colours at the Last Post Service
CB50-63B.   Last Post Service.  The units and sub-units battle 'Colours' at the entrance to the Tomb of the Unknown Australian Soldier.  Internet Source.

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CB50-64  Mal Greenhalgh at the Last Post Service.  Internet Source [2018]

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CB50-65   Marilyn and Tom Williams (547 Sig Tp).   Photo supplied by Tom Williams [2018]

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CB50-66.  Sue and George Donohue.    Photo supplied by Adrienne Clohesy [2018]
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CB50-67.  Norm Mounro and Phil Clohesy.    Photo supplied by Adrienne Clohesy [2018]
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CB50-68.   John MacDonald (110 Sig Sqn) and Ken Short (110 Sig Sqn) at the AWM.   Photo supplied by Ken Short [2018]
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CB50-69.   Maureen MacDonald, Dr Brendan Nelson and Narelle Short at the AWM   Photo supplied by Ken Short [2018]
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CB50-70.  Ken Short (110 Sig Sqn) giving Dr Brendan Nelson (Director AWM) battle details at the AWM.   Photo supplied by Ken Short [2018]
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CB50-71.  Dr Brendan Nelson and Narelle Short at the AWM.   Photo supplied by Ken Short [2018]
In the News  
     Click  Denis Hare - Army News Paper 17 May 2018 (PDF)

     Click  Ron Still - Fraser Coast Chronicle 26 May 2018 (PDF)

     Click  Rowan Gamble - Army News Paper 31 May 2018  (PDF)

   

 
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