Eyes and Ears - Volume 12 No 1 January 2019. No 126

A long lost, but not forgotten mate....

 

Thanks to a great photo supplied by Phil Mulgrew.
Have a look further on for a bit more about it and more…

Here’s an intro to some of the content…for the start of 2019

We start off with some Project details – the new one involves the Photo Album which is of real interest, then some light-hearted stuff from Ed, then there’s the “Unknowns”, something of interest re: ANZACs, plus all sorts of other info and 2 great Mail sections (let’s keep this going), then we expand the “Notice Board”, then there’s the Association info.
 
 Let’s hope and keep this going for at least 12 more months – and as usual we look forward to hearing what you all got up to and getting up to.

Eyes and Ears - Volume 12 No 2 February 2019. No 127

31A, 31B, 31C and 31D - Are you awake? Over....(followed by a long pause)

Well I warned you that I would start something, so here goes!

10 years!!! - 127 Editions and about 890K words which inludes a heap of your mail, photos etc - Let's keep it going!

There's the Album Project still wanting input, an interesting Detachment synopsis and questions article, then some light-hearted stuff from Ed plus David Auld, then there's the "Unknowns" with an answer from last month to boot. "Breaking News" from Keith Ayliffe, plus heaps of great mail to read, then you can peruse the Notice Board, then there's the Association info and finally a sad addition to Wale.
 
Two months into 2019 and we're motoring. Keep up the "incomings" which helps with the "outgoings".

You can get to me at – 131eyesandears@gmail.com

Paul

 


 

Eyes and Ears - Volume 12 No 3 March 2019. No 128

A Question for discussion –

“How did the Detachment change its activities over time in SVN?”
Now the following is a very descriptive answer to part of that question…

 

Now, let’s have a look to see what’s in store this month…

We open up with some great historical input from Kevin Browning re: Sound Ranging in SVN (part of our ongoing exploration), then we get some reminders for more input to “The Lost Locator Project” and the “Detachment Album Project”, then some light-hearted stuff from Ed plus David Auld and Bob Billiards, to mention a few then there’s the “Unknowns” with an answer from last month to boot, plus heaps of greet mail to read (keep your eyes pinned for the pieces from Rieny Nieuwenhof and a heart-felt memory from Ron Boaler), then you can peruse the Notice Board with ANZAC Day in mind, then there’s the Association information.
                       
ANZAC Day is fast approaching. The mail sections are great – keep in touch, it’s our life-blood.
You can get to me at – 131eyesandears@gmail.com

Paul


 

Eyes and Ears - Volume 12 No 4 April 2019. No 129

Photo courtesy of the Canberra Times - 2019

25th April, 2019

   "They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; 
    Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. 
    At the going down of the sun and in the morning 
    We will remember them."

      Lest we forget

Now, let’s have a look to see what’s in store this month…

Fist up we see what happened on ANZAC Day, we’ve had to transfer our “Sensor” article to next month, then we get some reminders for more input to “The Lost Locator Project” and the “Detachment Album Project”, Grahame Dignam gives us some golfing laughs, then there’s the “Unknowns” with some solutions to last month’s question plus heaps of really greet mail to read and you can catch up on Peter Pioro’s article and wander on and into the Notice Board to see what’s on the horizon, then there’s the Association information.
 
The ANZAC Day input is great and it’s followed up the mail sections are full on –
 our hearts are still pumping – great news.
Paul

Eyes and Ears - Volume 12 No 5 May 2019. No 130

We continue the ANZAC tradition…
Brisbane kicks it off on the steps of the GPO.
 

Let’s get into what’s in this month’s edition…

Initially we continue on with the ADZAC Day tradition with ceremonies around the country. Next a group of “Pioneers” get together in Coffs Harbour, we get back to “Insights and Recollections”, we continue on in the “Passion” portfolio, then there’s an expanded “Unknowns” section. Combine all of this with “The Lost Locator Project”, the “Detachment Album Project” and even the mail covers an “Unknown” twist plus some really great reading from a great heap of you. The Notice Board give us some planning that can be done. In the Association information, along with interesting goings on, we get a real upturn on new Members

ANZAC Day responses are real heart starters and are a major input to our life-blood along with Mail.
Don’t forget a couple of email sentences go a long way.

 You can get to me at – 131eyesandears@gmail.com


 

Paul

Eyes and Ears - Volume 12 No 6 June 2019. No 131

April/May – months for reflections.

53 Years ago, the Detachment laid its first  footprints in South Vietnam.

The Bravo Radar crew - Ian Board, Edward “Spike” Chase, George Lane, Mick McDonnell and Vic Moreau (Late) – Vung Tau prior to the Task Force relocating to Nui Dat.

 

Let’s get into what’s in our 131st edition…

We kick off with some memories from the “Pioneer” Group arriving in South Vietnam. Then some of our regular items, plus a continuation of a China adventure by Allen Morley in the “Passion” section, we have another “Unknowns” section. There’s heaps of mail, including a not encouraging response to our USC Legacy appeal. The Notice Board give us some planning that can be done. In the Association information, along with interesting goings on.

Memories are great to recall and this month is no exception.

Keep in touch fellas – it’s our life blood.

 You can get to me at – 131eyesandears@gmail.com

Paul


Eyes and Ears - Volume 12 No 7 July 2019. No 132

“Pioneers” – their initial “Home” in Vung Tau

 Artillery Camp, Vung Tau - May,1966

Let’s get into what’s in our 132nd edition…

We continue with a great “Diary” type recall of living close to the beach at Vung Tau circa May/June 1966 by Jim Fitzgerald. Then we get into some of our regular items, plus a “Passion” recall by Graham Williams, we have another mystery-man in the “Unknowns” section. There’s heaps of mail, including a fantastic piece of a “One step for…” article, which is not to be missed. The Notice Board give us some planning that can be done. Then you can go for a wander through the Association information, along with interesting goings on.

Everyone remembers the 20th July, 1969 – however, Vietnam Vets hava another reason to remember this day.

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Keep in touch fellas – it’s our life blood.

 You can get to me at – 131eyesandears@gmail.com

Paul