John Raymond HOWARD APM
Late of Hornsby District
NSW Penrith Police Academy Class 18
NSW Police Cadet – Cadet # 0707
New South Wales Police Force
Regd. # 6486
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
Service: From 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
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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: ?
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16 July 2018
Aged 88 years
Retired NSW Police Officer
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.
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.
John Bishop VK2ZOI
Julian Sortland, VK2YJS, AG6LE (VE).