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February 3, 2024

John served within SAS Regiment from 1966 to 1969. John died in a motorcycle accident in Victoria on 3 Feb 2024

Service Record:
Born: 15 June 1945 in Burnie, Tasmania Service: Army
Corps: Royal Australian Infantry Corps
Operational Service/Deployments:
Vietnam: 2nd Special Air Service Squadron – 26 February 1968 to 10 February 1969

Honours and Awards
Australian Active Service Medal 1945-75 with Clasp Vietnam Vietnam Medal
Australian Service Medal 1945-75 with Clasp PNG Australian Defence Medal
Anniversary of National Service 1951-1972 Medal
Vietnamese Campaign Medal
Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Unit Citation Infantry Combat Badge
Returned from Active Service Badge

Notes of Interest

John was a keen Motorcyclist and was a life member of the Veterans MC Victoria Chapter. This was posted on their Facebook site:

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of John Harper (Harps) SASR and Life member.

Affectionately know as Dad or Old Bastard to his boys at Vic chapter he died while riding his pride and Joy (Sweet Pea) whilst doing a reconnaissance in Country Victoria for a trip he was planning for us.

He loved the Club and his boys and we loved him, you will be sadly missed but never forgotten Brother.

RIP Brother VFFV

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