Frank Lampard, OAM
Ngarrindjeri and Kaurna Clans
Retired Private
Royal Australian Army Medical Corps

Medals and Awards
Medal of the Order of Australia
Australian Defence Medal
Anniversary of National Service 1951-72 Medal

‘My Recruit Training was done at Puckapunyal and my Corps Training at Healesville.  Post Corps Training as a Medic I was posted to 2 Field Ambulance at Puckapunyal but Semi Detached to Central Medical Records at Albert Parks Barracks in Melbourne, Victoria.  Initially I was accommodated at Watsonia Army Barracks and travelled to Albert Park Barracks for Duty but eventually moved out into Private Accommodation where I remained until my period of Service was coming to an end and I sought a Posting back to Adelaide at Keswick Army Barracks to sign off on my National Service.

Generally I enjoyed Amy life and I think that was mainly because I didn’t see any Active Service in Vietnam.  Army provided a number of firsts for me such as: my first flight in an aeroplane, my first trip Interstate, my first taste of Service.

Overall I thoroughly enjoyed my time in the Army because I enjoyed the Training, being in Uniform, meeting some terrific lads from other parts of our wonderful country, their mate-ship, the lifestyle, the Sport, the places I travelled and believe it or not the Discipline.’

– Frank Lampard, OAM