Troughear, Richard Harrison (Signalman, b.1946)

Accession Number PR03924
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement Extent: 1 cm; Wallet/s: 1
Object type Documents
Maker Troughear, Richard Harrison
Place made Australia
Date made 1966-1979
Access Open
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition

Collection relating to the Vietnam War service of Signalman Richard Harrison Troughear, 110 Signal Squadron, Royal Australian Corps of Signals, Vietnam, Australia, 1966-69, 1978.

Wallet 1 of 1 contains 1 folder with 6 items. These items include a call up notice issued in 1966 requiring Troughear to attend Army Training Depot, Marrickville, for National Service; a small blue notebook with a list of movies shown at Nui Dat during 1969; a letter dated 28 November 1969 stating his application for training in an Electronic Engineering Diploma Graduate course has been accepted; and a two page note written in January 1978 reflecting on Troughear's arrival in Vietnam 10 years earlier and his first few days in Vietnam.

Also included in the collection is a notebook of detailed recollections compiled from letters sent in the field in 1969. The notebook describes his arrival into Vietnam and moving to a few units before finding the correct one, going to Ba Ria and visiting markets and getting a haircut, having barbeques and movie nights, Viet Cong raiding the laundry and wearing Australian uniforms, making an Appalachian Dulcimer (REL38186), mines, going on R&R in Hong Kong, Apollo 11 moon landing, and the weather.

History / Summary

Troughear served with 110 Signal Squadron in Vietnam from 7 January to 17 September 1969.