John David HAMILTON passed away 10 July 2019
John joined the Australian Regular Army on 11 September 1968 and was discharged on 10 September 1974.
After the normal three-month stint at 1 Recruit Training Battalion Kapooka), John was posted to the Armoured Centre at Puckapunyal where he was trained as Centurion driver (Driver, AFV).
He was posted to 1st Armoured Regiment on 21 February 1969 and spent many months on the ‘Pucka Range’ prior to being posted to B Squadron 1st Armoured Regiment (South Vietnam) on 9 September 1969. B Squadron was re-designated as A Squadron on 23 December 1969. During his time in Vietnam, John was detached to Detachment 1 Forward Delivery Troop for fourteen days.
John returned to Australia on 10 September 1970 and returned to Regiment at Puckapunyal and remained there until his discharge on 25 October 1972.
John had been a valued member of the Association since March 2007.
May he rest in peace in the green fields beyond.
Russ James, Secretary 1st Armoured Regiment Association