Initial postings to the Unit were dated from 14 Oct 1968 arrived at Saigon on posting from 301 Field Workshop. The Unit became operational at Nui Dat on 1 Nov 1968

The bulk of the Unit came from 1 Armd Sqn Wksp, which disbanded. Some personnel and equipment was also transferred from other RAEME sub-units and 102 Fd Wksp, 1ALSG, Vung Tau while the rest was sourced from Australia. 106 was effectively a heavier version of the Armd Sqn Wksp, with expanded repair and recovery dependencies and with different Command and Control arrangements.

This link is devoted to the raising of the Unit and getting the organisation in place and functional.