Andrew John Akkerman
Militia No. K34010
Active Force No. ZK9375
Regular Force No. SK 34010
Born February 22 1922: Bandoong, Dutch East Indies, (now Indonesia)
Died April 18, 1974: Departure Bay Road, Nanaimo, B.C.
August 1938: Enlisted in the permanent active militia, Royal Canadian Corps of Signals,
(11 Division Signals NPAM), Vancouver BC.
1939 enlisted in active service.
1939 Promoted sergeant at Prince Rupert .
Served in Kiska.
Served in the Pacific Theatre, United Kingdom, Italy, and North Western Europe.
1946 Enrolled in the Permanent Force.
1946 promoted Staff-Sergeant in Ft Simpson.
1946-52 Ft Simpson NWT.
1952-54 Ft. Churchill Manitoba.
1952 promoted WO2.
1954-56 Ft. Simpson NWT.
1956-58 Rivers Camp, Manitoba
1958 Commissioned Officer in.
1958-59 Signal Master and Second-in-Command, Eastern Quebec Signal Troop, Quebec City, PQ.
1959-60 Officer-in-Charge of Operations Troop, 56 Signal Squadron, United Nations Emergency Force, Egypt.
1960-61 Commanding Officer, Western Ontario Signal Troop, London Ontario.
1961-64 Second-in-Command 702 Communication Squadron, Canadian Forces Communication System, Petawawa Ont.
1964-68 Commanding Officer 702 Communication Squadron, Canadian Forces Communication System, Petawawa Ont.
1968 Retired as a Captain in Nanaimo, B.C.