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37079 GIBSON, John Andrew James "Gibbo."
19 May 1941 - 31 July 2020.

John GibsonSGT John Gibson passed away in his sleep in Queensland on Friday 31 July.

John, a Royal Australian Corps of Signals member, was the NCO I/C of the 103 Signals Squadron detachment to 5 RAR’s Support Company for the 1966-67 tour of South Vietnam (SVN). He redeployed to SVN with the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam from 15 July 1971, returning to Australia on 13 July 1972 with the rank of WO2.

He later transferred to the Australian Army Aviation Corps and qualified as an Observer while in the United Kingdom. John wrote the course details for the training of Observers at the School of Army Aviation.

A private family Funeral Service was held for John

Gary Townsend
Membership Officer/Tiger Tales Editor

4410799 MARTIN, Gordon John "Marty."
7 October 1946 - 20 July 2020.

Gordon MartinPTE Gordon Martin died on Monday 20 July in the Australian Capital Territory.

Gordon deployed to South Vietnam aboard the last Qantas flight, carrying the Battalion members, on 10 May 1966. This flight carried 114 members and Gordon was attached to B Company, 6 Platoon CHQ, possibly as the OC, 2LT Ted Pott’s batman. He served for the full 1966-67 Tour of Duty and returned to Australia with the Battalion aboard HMAS Sydney on 12 May 1967. Gordon continued to serve in the Army and retired with the rank of WO2.

A Funeral Service will be held for Gordon on Thursday 30 July at 14:00hrs in the Chapel of Norwood Park Crematorium, Mitchell ACT. The service was streamed online Here

Gary Townsend
Membership Officer/Tiger Tales Editor