Geoffrey Vincent COOPER (Coops), passed away on Thursday 16 January 2020, aged 68 years

Geoffrey Vincent COOPER (Coops), passed away on Thursday 16 January 2020, aged 68 years Coops was born on 14 November 1951 and he joined the Australian Army when he was nineteen and a half years of age on 13 April 1971. After the normal spell (in those days, around 10 weeks) at 1 RTB, Coops was posted to the Armoured Centre on 22 Jun 1971 for initial employment training as a Crewman Driver Signaller. Just less than three (3) months later, Coops was posted to the 1st Armoured Regiment where he was allocated to A Squadron on 17 September 1971. Just a year later Coops was posted to B Squadron which shortly after was redesignated as the Medium Tanks Trials Unit. This unit spent some time in Pu

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