106 Field Workshop 25th Birthday Reunion - Enoggera 1993
The 25th Birthday Reunion was held at the Borlace Club, Enoggera Barracks, Brisbane in October, 1993.
The rain could not dampen 106's 25th Birthday Bash commencing with a welcome spit and light buffet on Friday afternoon 29th October. Saturday was spent walking through the various displays at the open workshop.
Saturday afternoon's slide session in the Borlace Club was well received with John "Abdul" Bailey balancing on a chair reciting bush poetry "The Man From Iron Bark" and some Russian number called "Abdul The Bull Bull Ameer" and myself conducting an "In Depth" interview into the life and times of Roly "Cherry Boy" Lanham.
The cabaret buffet on Saturday night was a full house. CVL Palmer made a nice presentation to the Unit then joined the lads for a guest spot singing "Uc Dai Loi, Cheap Charlie" after Milton explained what Saigon Tea and MPC (many, many pee) meant.
Roll Call A.M. Sunday saw a packed turnout at the Garrison Chapel. The current OC Maj. Tom Regner gave the address and the first OC WINS Hicks-Hall recited the Ode. Two colourful trumpeters played a musical Last Post.
Who turned up: there were 52 with some not sighted previously like Bob Stuart (Adjt), Ron "Pop" Hargraves, Barry Gerecke, Noel Kipps, Jim Little, Brian "Pud" Woods, Sid Russell and heaps of regulars and old faithfuls in Barney Tempest, Peter Pernarowski, the older Bond "Buddha", Jock Carlyle (without bagpipes), Skin Bingham, Bruce Cushing, Ned Schafferius, John Lyddiard, Frank Maloney,, Trevor Fardell, Max Menzies, Peter Richardson, AB? Sansom, Mick Stevens, Jeff Ashton, Ron Gawley, Trevor Henderson, Len Heron, Alf Keevers, Don Lawton, Des Kearton, Allan Jago, Bill Fletcher, Harry Cruwys, Charles Chase, (the CB Kid), Wally Buldo, Steve McFarlane, Rod Bowen, Lindsay Adams, Wally Brewer, Peter Greenbury, Leigh Halls, Bruce Holt, Denis O'Connor, Peter Umina, Craig McConnell, Tony Hannan, Rex Dumany, Kev Aumann, Rob Edgecombe and a ring in, ex Korean (Infantry) Ex Vietnam (Topo Svy Tp) Mr Rocky Camps.
Finally to "Budda" Bond, THANK YOU for your tireless effort and to Officers, men and women of the parent unit for their hospitality.