Here's one for the 69 boys. The unit sign went up some time in 1969 and it was at the Harvey Bay reunion but I have not seen it since. It must be still around some place. If you have it can we use it at our next reunion, the committee will find a place for it. I believe the notice board, which can be seen in the photo was moved back inside as the VC got to know more about the vehicle movements then the Task Force.
Thanks to Joe Lavery I am able to post this update:
Cpl Dave McCallum & Cftm Ian (Bluey) Rowe went to Coral with a convoy & stopped to assist with an APC engine change, finishing too late to go to Long Binh. Tunza Guts was damaged during the attack that night. The damage included both front tyres flat radiator holed, both headlights and windscreen broken, drivers window broken (it was down in the door), brake lines, batteries & other items out of action. The sump was also damaged & was repaired with a wooden plug held in place with araldite & a shirt tail. This repair apparently lasted for 6 months. A 9mm case was braised onto the ruptured air line. Front hydraulic lines were blanked off. The outer right dual whell was used on the front. Tunza Guts was in country until 14 Sept 1971
Here's a site most of us who spent our time in Vung Tau would remember, the ship that missed the entrance to Vung Tau harbour and ended up on the rocks just past the "Back Beach Bars". As that area was off limits I guess none of us would have ventured down there, makes one ask how the photo was taken, must have got it from a local. I don't think it would still be there now, who knows and I guess who cares. It's just a memory.
Here's a photo that may bring back some memories, the ice run on Sunday morning up to the Dat. If my memory serves me right bread milk and ice was about the only commodity sent up on a Sunday, our day of rest, or should I say our day down the Badcoe Club.
The trucks were not suited much as a ice carrier as a lot of it would melt on the way, but the ice was a welcome site for the boys up the sharp end, even though most of it went to the Officers Mess.
2 Transport Platoon served in Sth Vietnam from 1967 until 1970. Based in Vung Tau, the unit was responsible for transporting supplies to Nui Dat, Saigon, Long Binh and various Fire Support Bases including Coral, Balmoral, Anderson etc.