Geoff Laurie, President of the RAA Association of South Australia has advised of the death on 4 April 2022 of a long-serving South Australian Gunner, WO2 Hector KORSTEN, aged 91 years. His funeral service is being held on Fri 22 April, and is being live-streamed. Geoff advised that Hector was born in South Africa, and served in the Cape Field Artillery, reaching the rank of WO2, before emigrating to South Australia in the early 1960’s; enlisting in 13 Fd Regt as a Gunner, he soon rose to the rank of WO2 again. His experience and willingness to pass it on to other members was highly respected over many years, and his charismatic manner endeared him to all he served with. He was a long-serving member of the RAA Assoc of SA Committee. He sadly battled a long illness over the past few years, and he will be sadly missed.
RIP Hector Korsten
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