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John Raymond HOWARD


John Raymond HOWARD   APM

Late of Hornsby District

NSW Penrith Police Academy Class 18

NSW Police Cadet – Cadet # 0707

New South Wales Police Force

[alert_yellow]Regd. #  6486[/alert_yellow]

Rank:  NSW Police Cadet – commenced 8 December 1947

Probationary Constable – appointed 16 June 1949

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 12 June 1967

Sergeant 1st Class – appointed 4 February 1977

Inspector – appointed 28 June 1981

Executive Chief Superintendent – appointed 6 September 1984

Final Rank = Executive Chief Superintendent

Stations?, Communications Branch – Retirement

ServiceFrom  8 December 1947  to  15 June 1990 = 42+ years Service

Awards:   Australian Police Medal – APM – Granted 11 June 1990

Born:   16 June 1930

Died on:   Monday  16 July 2018

Age:  88

Cause:   ?

Event location:   ?

Event date:   ?

Funeral date:   Monday  23 July 2018 @ 1.30pm

Funeral location:   Camellia Chapel, Macquarie Park Cemetery & Crematorium, Cnr Delhi and Plassey Roads, NORTH RYDE

Funeral Parlour:  Hamilton Funerals,  9449 5544

Buried at:   ?

 Memorial located at:   ?




[alert_yellow]JOHN is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance[/alert_yellow]  *NEED MORE INFO



 Funeral location





May they forever Rest In Peace


HOWARD, John Raymond
16 July 2018
Aged 88 years
Retired NSW Police Officer
Loving father of Matthew and Andrew and grand-father of Ashleigh.A service will be held on Monday, 23 July 2018 at 1.30pm in the Camellia Chapel at Macquarie Park Crematorium.

Hamilton Funerals
9449 5544

Published in The Sydney Morning Herald on July 19, 2018

John was also an active member of the NSWPF Pistol Club and travelled all over the country to compete.




Email received by on Friday 20 July 2018:

Good afternoon,

I knew John through his involvement with the volunteer emergency communications group WICEN NSW Inc, a specialist squad of the NSW Volunteer Rescue Association.  WICEN uses Amateur Radio, and other communications resources to serve the community, including during disasters.

He served this organisation as President, and State Coordinator (SCO), equivalent to Head of Squad.

He was also a member of HADARC, the Hornsby and Districts Amateur Radio Club, Inc.  He has been a licensed Amateur Radio operator since 1955.

The following is the announcement to Amateurs, and to HADARC members.  I also lived near John for a period.



Silent key Announcement for Sunday ARNSW Broadcast.


We sadly advise  John Howard VK2AMH became a Silent Key on Monday  16 July 2018 after a period of prolonged health and mobility problems.  He was aged 88.


John was born 16 June 1930 at Muswellbrook, NSW.   His father was a Superintendent of  Police and John followed his father into the Police Force.  John became involved with the police radio communications system and played a significant  part in structuring police radio into all service vehicles.


As a radio amateur, he was first licensed as  VK2AHM in 1955 when living at Earlwood,  later changing his Callsign to VK2AMH. A long-time member of HADARC, John was also very active in WICEN.


A service will be held on Monday, 23 July 2018 at 1.30pm in the Camellia Chapel at Macquarie Park Crematorium.


(advised by)

John Bishop VK2ZOI

President HADARC

Julian Sortland, VK2YJS, AG6LE (VE).


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