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John Raymond Howard APM VK2AMH SK 16 July 2018

It is with much sadness we record John Howard APM VK2AMH became SK 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 NSW Police Force. He became involved with the police radio communications system and played a significant part in structuring police radio into all service vehicles. He was promoted to Executive Chief Superintendent in 1984 and was awarded the Australian Police Medal in 1990, retiring from the Police Force that year.

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 and for a period after his retirement, had served as the State Coordinator and as WICEN NSW President.

John was a JP and regularly volunteered his time at the Hornsby Shire Library to members of the public requiring the services of a JP.

A great man, always able to provide sound advice when asked, a man who will be missed.

A service commemorating John’s life was held on Monday, 23 July 2018 at 1.30pm in the Camellia Chapel at Macquarie Park Crematorium.

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