After the Welcome Home Parade in Sydney a few people felt that all
members of 55 should have the opportunity to contact one another.
The mailing list was the result of that decision but it remained
dormant for most of the next 2 years.
to the Unit
A detachment of 55 Advanced Engineer Stores Squadron was established
in Vietnam to manage the supply and distribution of construction
material for the Royal Australian Engineers operating as part of
the Australian Forces Vietnam.
of 55 - June 1965 - March 1966
In 1965 some 20 Engineers were posted to 1 Australian Logistic Support
Company (1 ALSC). (As told by Wally Marquet)
of 55 - 1966 - 1967
Text of Citation to be Mentioned in Despatches Stefan Abrahamffy
covers 1967 to 1968
I took over as OC on the 5th December 1967 with an increased
unit establishment and walked into a going concern.
of 55 (1968 to 1969) by Keith Tomkinson
I arrived in Vung Tau in November 1968 to assume command of 55 EWPS
from Eddie Albrecht. Mike Steel (replaced by Doug Laver) was the
deputy, Les Scott (WO Stores) was the Depot SM, Terry Cox the WO
Control and George Townsend (replaced by the 'Old Bastard' Hinson)
the WO Workshops.
of 55 (1969 to 1970) by Jim Powell
I distinctly recall the smile all over Keith Tomkinson's face when
he officially 'handed over' the reins of 55 EWPS and then darted
off hurriedly to pack his gear
of 55 1970 -1971 by Tony de Bont
I arrived in Vung Tau around mid October 1970 and was met at the
airport by Jim Powell accompanied by 2 or 3 soldiers wearing helmets
and flack jackets. I think he was trying to intimidate me.
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