22 September 1933 – 18 September 2022

MAJ Claude Decker MC, died in a nursing home on the evening of Sunday 18 September.

Claude was accepted into RMC-D in February 1952. In January 1957 he was posted to 3 RAR and deployed to Malaya, where he was awarded a Military Cross for gallantry while there. Claude had various postings, including 1 RAR and 4 RAR, Staff College and Officer Training Unit before deploying to SVN and joining HQ-AFV in January 1969. In April he joined 5 RAR as OC Charlie Company where he was mentioned in dispatches. Claude then transferred to the CMF and was discharged in 1983.

A Funeral Service for Claude will be held on Friday 30 September 11.00hours, at the Anzac Memorial Chapel of St Paul at Duntroon. Claude will be interned privately after the wake. A notice with further details will be in Saturday’s Canberra Times, Melbourne Age and Sydney Morning Herald.

Gary Townsend

5 RARA Membership Officer/Tiger Tales Editor

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