George Davy died on 16 June 1983.

Educated at Charterhouse, he served with the RFA, RA and RHA from 1918 to 1931.

He transferred to the 3rd Hussars in the rank of Captain in 1931 and after being a student at the Staff College, Camberly joined the Regiment at York.

This was followed in 1935 by being appointed Brigade Major for two years, a further two years at RMC Sandhurst as a Company Commander and then as a student at the Royal Naval Staff College.

From 1939 to 1940 he held a number of grade 2 and grade 1 Staff Appointments, returning to Regimental duty in 1940. This period with the Regiment was spent in Northants and Egypt.

In May 1941 he was appointed deputy commander of the 3rd Armoured Brigade in Tobruk and then took over command of the 7th Armoured Brigade.

Amongst his subsequent appointments were those of BGS XXX Armoured Corps and Brigadier, British Advisory Staff, of the Polish Repatriation Corps.

He retired from the Army in 1948. However, he was recommissioned in 1956 to serve in HQ MELF, Cyprus, and finally retired in 1959.

As well as being a professional soldier George Davy was also a writer and professional painter and sculptor. He was, in fact, the author of “The Seventh and Three Enemies” which was published in 1952 and is of course well known to older members of the Regiment.

Our deepest sympathy is extended to his family.

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