History Overview

709 and 527 Signal Troop


See Pronto in South Vietnam 1962-1972, Chapter 2

709 Pig Badge

709 Signal Troop was raised in late April 1965 by 2 Signal Regiment for Deployment to South Vietnam.  The troop was made up with a heavy radio detachment, a medium radio detachment and a communication centre detachment and was deployed to South Vietnam to support Headquarters Australian Army Force Vietnam (HQ AAFV) by providing a rear link to Australia and a forward link to the 1RAR Group.  By late May 1965 first members of the troop started arriving in Saigon. 

709 Signal Troop was reinforced by another troop from 2 Signal Regiment, 527 Signal Troop mid Sept 1965.   Both troop's were incorporated into 145 Signal Squadron  in  April 1966.

View photos of 709 and 527 Signal Troop South Vietnam in:

|   Album 1  |  Album 2  |  Album 3  |  Album 4  |   Album 5  |  Album 6  |  Album 7

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