Eyes & Ears - Vol 10 No 1 January 2017 - No 102

Here’s a bit of how it ALL started!

We’re off to a great start in 2017 - here’s some of what we got in this issue…

We re-visit Nui Dat in ’66 and get a glimpse of what parts of it looked like, Tim Ford concludes the OC’s Recollections, we re-visit a “stroll” in Singleton, we conclude the Quinlan “Nomading” round Aus trip, read some in-comings, see what’s happening in Adelaide in April and the list goes on.

Vale has us sadly remembering two passed Locators.

Note the change to the Eyes & Ears email address – 131eyesandears@gmail.com

Ok now we’re into 2017- another year ticked off! Keep in touch. 

Paul


Eyes & Ears - Vol 10 No 2 February 2017 - No 103

The tents are evolving – with sandbags!!

Arty Tac lines in 1967 had sandbags added…

Now what’s in the February edition…

We’re back to Nui Dat to see what evolves in 1967 - 68, we start Geoff Jebb’s Recollections and Insights, there’s the mail, plus what events are coming up very shortly and quite a bit more.

Note the change to the Eyes & Ears email address – 131eyesandears@gmail.com

Look forward to hearing more from you as we explore 1969+ in Nui Dat in March. Keep in touch.

Paul


Eyes & Ears - Vol 10 No 3 March 2017 - No 104

1969 + and Sound Ranging has settled in…

The base changes had been made and then technology changes took over –

 Now what’s in the February edition…

 We’re into the last in the series of back to Nui Dat this time from 1969 +, we continue on with Geoff Jebb’s Recollections and Insights, there’s the mail - heaps, the “Grey Nomads” make a comeback, plus there’s an invitation to the Radar Dedication at Enoggera in April and quite a deal more to complete the 18 pages.

Note the change to the Eyes & Ears email address – 131eyesandears@gmail.com

 Drop us a line or 6 and keep the communications alive. 

 Paul

Eyes & Ears - Vol 10 No 4 April 2017 - No 105

ANZAC Day in a country "heart"
- something to be proud of!

Now what’s in the April edition …

We’re covering ANZAC Day from wherever possible – some great photos and memories, we had to “bump” Geoff Jebb’s series and “Grey Nomads” in this edition due to space, but they’ll be back next month. You’ll still see a few of the other regulars though.

Note the change to the Eyes & Ears email address131eyesandears@gmail.com

Hope this finds you all well and look forward to hearing from you.

Paul


Eyes & Ears - Vol 10 No 5 May 2017 - No 106

ANZAC Day, Brisbane –

                           we catch up with the blokes -

The traditional combined group photo was taken on the steps of the GPO,…

Now what’s instore for May…

We do a bit of catch up for ANZAC Day is Brisbane and Adelaide, we conclude Geoff Jebb’s series, look for more “No Names” and discover some from last month, a look back at a couple of nostalgic pubs in Sydney, raising a couple of questions. You’ll still see a few of the other bits and pieces too.

Note the change to the Eyes & Ears email address – 131eyesandears@gmail.com


Eyes & Ears - Vol 10 No 6 june 2017 - No 107

FSB Coral Balmoral

               - now 49 Years later – an update…    

The picture and words are courtesy of the Australian War Memorial (AWM).

Fire Support Base Andersen, Bien Hoa Province, Vietnam, 1968-05-12. Members of Detachment 131 Divisional Locating Battery, Royal Australian Artillery (RAA), waiting with their full kit to be taken by air to Fire Support Base (FSB) Coral…

Now what’s to read in July…

We cover Coral Balmoral from a couple of aspects, we introduce a new series of Recollections and Insights on Coral Balmoral with Bob billiards kicking it off, continue with “No Names” and discover some from last month, discover some facts about a short-time Locator and it just rolls on from there.

Note the change to the Eyes & Ears email address – 131eyesandears@gmail.com


Eyes & Ears - Vol 10 No 7 July 2017 - No 108

Geelong remembers...

 

Rieny Nieuwenhof contributes the following which involves the continuing great work being done by Geelong & District Vietnam Veterans Association (G&DVVA) ...

 

Now what made it into July's edition...

 

We visit Geelong to see what Rieny Nieuwenhof and the G&DVVA have been up to, we continue with Insights and Recollections with Coral Balmoral, take another look at "Unknowns", introduce a new series called "Collector's Corner", then there's some more "Oddities" and a fantastic "Mail Call" section bursting with heaps of input, a Notice Board re: 18th August and then get into the Association goings on.

 

Note the change to the Eyes & Ears email address – 131eyesandears@gmail.com

 

We can't wait to see what August produces – keep the mail coming


Eyes & Ears - Vol 10 No 8 August 2017 - No 108

30 Years - Commemoration of Vietnam Veterans Day, 1987…

Vietnam Veterans Day is commemorated on 18 August every year...
The tradition continues
with memorial services countrywide and some remarkable words spoken -

August has a plethora of stories – here's a glimpse...

A couple of Vietnam Vet Day photos, we continue with Insights and Recollections with Coral Balmoral, continue to look at "Unknowns", then there's still more "Oddities" and a very extensive "Mail Call" section full to the brim (one with a questionnaire??) and then go for a wander through YOUR Association happenings.

Now we start the September process – can't wait – look forward to hearing from you!

Paul