Johannes (John) Edward VAN ELDIK

VAN ELDIK , Johannes (John) Edward

Service Number: 18179
Enlisted: 28 May 1963
Last Rank: Warrant Officer Class 2
Last Unit: Special Air Service Regiment (SAS)
Born: Nymegen, The Netherlands, 28 December 1943
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Soldier
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Non Warlike Service

28 May 1963: Enlisted Australian Army, Private

Vietnam War Service

2 Mar 1967: Involvement Australian Army, Corporal, SN 18179, Special Air Service Regiment (SAS)
18 Feb 1970: Involvement Australian Army, Corporal, SN 18179, Special Air Service Regiment (SAS)

Non Warlike Service

29 May 1984: Discharged Australian Army, Warrant Officer Class 2, Special Air Service Regiment (SAS)

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Biography contributed by Robert Kearney

Enlisted 28th May 1963

Recruit Training at Kapooka

Infantry Training at Ingleburn

Posted to 1 RAR  Jan 64,

SASR selection course Feb 65,

Posted SASR until electing discharge on 29 May 1984

Basic details of service 

1965 New Guinea, Training for Borneo . As patrol Sig our comms were all CW (morse code)

1966 With 2 Sqn to Borneo for 6 months Patrol Sig

1966 To New Guinea again with 1 Sqn prep for Vietnam

1967-1968 mid Feb embark for Vietnam with 1 Sqn for 1 year Patrol Sig

1968 New Guinea attached to Sig Sqn to make up numbers before 3 Sqn posting to Vietnam.

1969 New Guinea again with 1 Sqn patrol 2 i/c prep for 2nd tour Vietnam

1970-1971 mid Feb embark for Vietnam again as patrol 2 i/c

1971 New Guinea Training with 1 PIR Moresby area patrol commander

1974 New Guinea Recon trip before New Guinea independence.

1975 knee injury caused change to Admin Q stream

 WOs courses etc -  passed

Last 9 years in Regt involved work on selection courses and other activities thatrequired admin and Q support.

Final rank Warrant Officer Class II (Qualified for WOI RQMS)  

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