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Document Details


Title: Paul Copeland
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Victoria. State Library. Special Collections. Australian Manuscripts Collection
Collection: Victorians at War - Oral History Project
Description: Paul grew up in Melbourne and attended Broadmeadows High School. He worked in a shoe warehouse before trying out for enlistment into the air force and then the army at the age of 17. He was accepted into the army in March 1981 and trained at Watsonia, Victoria, as a Radio Operator in the Royal Australian Corps of Signals. After initial training Paul was posted to the 103 Signals Squadron in Townsville, Queensland, the 135 Signals Squadron in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, and then to the 2nd Signal Regiment in Watsonia, Victoria, for 12 months. He undertook training in Special Forces with the 125 Signal Squadron before volunteering to go to Cambodia in 1992.
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Speaker: Copeland, Paul
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker occupation: Military personnel
Document date: Undated
Organizations discussed: Australia. Army
Locations discussed: Africa; Asia; Australia; Cambodia; Egypt; Oceania
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Africa; Asia; Australia; Australia. Army; Australia--Armed Forces; Australia--History; Australia--Military policy; Cambodia; Egypt; Oceania; Oral history
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0026760-28935