This sign was on the side window of a car parked in the Dromana Hub Shopping Centre carpark.
I had no idea what it meant, so I did some Googling.
I was shocked!
The sign referred to a unique group of Australian men who served in Vietnam.
The members of the Field Troops listed on our banner (3 Field Troop and 1, 2 &3 Troop of 1 Field Squadron) performed a unique role in Vietnam, and payed a heavy price for it. These men are the only Engineers who went out on four and six week-long operations with the Infantry and Armoured units. They fought alongside the Infantry plus they performed their additional tasks of mine and booby trap detection and clearing, bunker and tunnel searching and demolition, and bomb disposal. Of the 36 Royal Australian Engineers killed in Action in Vietnam, 35 came from the Field Troops (the one other KIA was an Engineer posted to the “Training Team” (AATTV).
Ref: Tunnel Rats
These engineers were withdrawn from Vietnam in November-December 1971.
More details of their activities in the Vietnam War are HERE!
Hot and dark tunnels
Trapdoors leading to levels
Brave men explored them
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