Christopher Fulton, who died on 31 January 1991, joined the 7th Hussars in 1951 as a Troop Leader in ‘C’ Squadron where he remained for the next four years except for a tour in Korea in 1952 as ADC to the C-in-C Commonwealth Troops.
On the Regiment’s move to Hong Kong, he became Recce Troop Leader and then 2IC of HQ Squadron.
He will be remembered in the Colony for his and Margaret’s generous hospitality in their flat in Kowloon and for his fearless driving over Twisk.
He resigned from his commission in 1958 on amalgamation to seek a new career in Canada. In this he was most successful, ending his second career as the first non-American to become Vice-President of the Signode Corporation.
Christopher was noted for his great kindness and natural good manners and, as an Old Comrade, for his outstanding loyalty to and continuing interest in the Regiment. He and Margaret rarely missed travelling from Canada for a Regimental occasion.
An authority of international repute on the uniforms of the Napoleonic Period, he has written the definitive book on ‘Sabretaches of The 7th Queen’s Own Hussars 1799-1902’, a splendidly bound copy of which he has presented to the Museum along with his own paintings of the 7th Hussars tour in Canada, 1838 – 1842.
Our sympathies are extended to Margaret and their two children.