Gerhardus (Gerry) Majella VELDHUIS, passed away 28 September 2019, age 72 years

Gerry was born on 7 November 1946 and joined the Australian Regular Army on 16 March 1964 when he was 17 years of age. After the normal period at 1RTB Gerry trained as a Centurion driver at Armoured Centre prior to being posted to 1 Forward Delivery Troop (Training Strength) on 9 July 1964, and then to the Regiment on 19 November 1964. From April 1965 to June 1967 Gerry was posted to the Armoured Centre prior to a four-month stint with Detachment A Squadron 3rd Cavalry Regiment. Like many of his peers at that time it appears as though he was destined to go to Vietnam with the Cavalry, but the pull of the Armoured Regiment was unavoidable, and he returned to the Regiment (C Squadron) on 24

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