All those who knew him will have been saddened to learn of the death of Jack Reynolds who died at his home on June 7th, 1969, after a heart attack.

He had joined the Irish Hussars as Assistant Adjutant in April 1968, already a very sick man, to finish his service for a higher rate of pension.

Unfortunately, this was not to be and increasing periods in the Royal Herbert Hospital, Woolwich, told all too plainly of the tremendous suffering he was undergoing.

Capt Reynolds joined the 4th Hussars in 1948 having served through the war with both the Infantry and the Royal Armoured Corps.

He was R.S.M. of the 4th Hussars from 1959 to 1961 and after a spell at the D. & M. School was commissioned on October 10th, 1962. From 1964 to 1966 he served under Gen. Pat Howard-Dobson at 20 Armoured Brigade and from 1966 to 1968 under Col. Marcus Fox at the R.A.C. Gunnery School, and it was the good offices of these two Queen’s Own Hussars that enabled him to come to Maresfield to finish his service in what was hoped would be a fairly undemanding post.

Despite his illness, he organised the move of “A” and “C” Squadrons to the Far East and was a tower of strength in R.H.Q. His patience and readiness to help never flagged throughout his time with us; although it was obvious that he was not strong, he was always ready to push himself to the limit and felt his forced inaction keenly.

His cheerful endurance in the face of increasing illness stands out as an example we shall long remember and we extend our sympathy to his widow and family.

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