can some one say which australian army unit this is

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We often get army unit s come through Broken Hill and a number of the new 4x4 units came through today and I was wondering is some one can say which unit they are off to some remote place in SA for a exercise or something



the roster and number 21 might be some help


I might not be around but it will be interesting to see what these 4x4 units go for when they come up for sale some of the defenders on that grays on line sale are being almost given away
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Reply By: 515 - Friday, May 17, 2013 at 17:31

Friday, May 17, 2013 at 17:31
21st Construction Squadron if Regulars.
21st Construction Regiment if Reserves.



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Follow Up By: allein m - Friday, May 17, 2013 at 17:54

Friday, May 17, 2013 at 17:54
i think they were reserves thank you
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Follow Up By: Member - PJR (NSW) - Friday, May 17, 2013 at 19:18

Friday, May 17, 2013 at 19:18
Spot on. I spent 18 months with the similar unit, 24 Construction Squadron in Ennogera. I was with 7 Field Squadron RAEME Workshops as a driver. 7 Fd Sqn was a part of 24.

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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Friday, May 17, 2013 at 21:10

Friday, May 17, 2013 at 21:10
The vehicles are 21 Const Sqn's as 21 Const Regt's mascot is the raging bull.


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Reply By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Friday, May 17, 2013 at 17:35

Friday, May 17, 2013 at 17:35
21 Construction Squadron, Royal Australian Engineers :)

One of my old Units

Up the old Red Rooster



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Follow Up By: JimDi - Friday, May 17, 2013 at 17:47

Friday, May 17, 2013 at 17:47
C'mon Kev finish the saying.
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Follow Up By: Stu & "Bob" - Friday, May 17, 2013 at 18:02

Friday, May 17, 2013 at 18:02
G'day Kev,
I had them (21 sqdn) following me around for a bit in the '90's.
Myself and another bloke were teaching them quarry blasting.

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Follow Up By: Pradobob - Friday, May 17, 2013 at 18:23

Friday, May 17, 2013 at 18:23
I was at 21 Const Sqn in 1971-73, out the back in the RAEME Wksps. I was the dreaded heavy vehicle inspector! Small world!!
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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Friday, May 17, 2013 at 18:30

Friday, May 17, 2013 at 18:30
and drink more ......................


They were once located at Puckpunyal, then at Enogerra and now based in Amberley.


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Follow Up By: JimDi - Friday, May 17, 2013 at 18:41

Friday, May 17, 2013 at 18:41
I had little to do with them workwise. A coy 6RAR 69-70.
But the saying was rife throughout our unit. At one stage it became the answer for everything imaginable.
When anyone became stumped for an answer or reply, even a solution to a problem, it was the catchcry.
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Follow Up By: Phil V (SA) - Friday, May 17, 2013 at 19:39

Friday, May 17, 2013 at 19:39
Yep. Was with 21 construction squadron from 82-86 at Puckapunyal. Brilliant unit. O the memories
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Follow Up By: Dennis P (Bullaring. WA) - Friday, May 17, 2013 at 21:30

Friday, May 17, 2013 at 21:30
Wasn't 'Up the Red Rooster and more p..." something to do with Courage Breweries?
21 Construction was behind my old stamping gounds, we used to eat at their Mess, our UIS was red over black with 828 on it.
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Follow Up By: Dennis P (Bullaring. WA) - Friday, May 17, 2013 at 21:32

Friday, May 17, 2013 at 21:32
Oops, back in the early 70's
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Follow Up By: DBN05 (tas) - Friday, May 17, 2013 at 21:35

Friday, May 17, 2013 at 21:35
thanks kev,

wondered where it came from still hear it these days, c coy 5RAR 66-67

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Follow Up By: Member - Murray M2 - Friday, May 17, 2013 at 22:06

Friday, May 17, 2013 at 22:06
Last year was at Standown Park just out of Gympie Qld ( a veterans caravan park) the catchcry was heard numerous time particularly during "happy hour"
was great to hear

Bless all our service people for their courage
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Follow Up By: Member - Des Lexic - Friday, May 17, 2013 at 22:50

Friday, May 17, 2013 at 22:50
I was posted to 21st Construction squadron mid 71. Based at Holesworthy. They were taken up into the 1st Field Regiment early 72 I think.
June 72 saw me out of there after the Nasho periodwas reduced to 18 months.
Was good times back then.
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Follow Up By: Member - PJR (NSW) - Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 08:07

Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 08:07
The "red rooster" catch cry wasn't corps based. I first heard it in the mid 60's at RAEME, then later at RAE. And many other units and places over the next 20 years.

The most notable was in the Vungers bars. One bloke (only an Aussie) would start it and then the whole bar would join in. Including the yanks who loved it and of course the girls would join in. (who?? shut your mouth this is a family forum Phil). Made us all feel as one mob.

Sometimes the "more" was a little wobbily. The later it was the more wwwooobbbiiilllyyy and uneven and slurred it became.

Looking back it was sounds childish but we enjoyed the companionship and reminder of home.

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Follow Up By: Member - PJR (NSW) - Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 08:10

Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 08:10
OT but bugger it. Another good memory.

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Follow Up By: allein m - Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 11:53

Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 11:53
Yes one advantage of growing older is the many good memories
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Follow Up By: Member - Des Lexic - Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 16:50

Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 16:50
One disadvantage of growing older is that you forget things.Like I was in 23rd Construction not 21. Woops sorry
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Follow Up By: desray (WA - Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 17:25

Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 17:25
They are the guys that get everyone's lunch,, Red Roster lol
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Reply By: desray (WA - Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 17:29

Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 17:29
Good to see they have some decent 4x4 at last,,,Toyota,, you couldn't give the land rover defenders away when new even
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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 21:03

Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 21:03
They are actually Mercedes ;)

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Reply By: batman 5 - Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 17:37

Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 17:37
this saying was also common in the Navy as well in the 60's & 70's especially when we were in the Far East
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