Ronnie died at home on 24th February 1989.
He joined the 4th Queen’s Own Hussars in February 1932 at York.
He was soon seen to be above average intelligence by his Squadron Sergeant Major (Dicky Bird). Shortly after the Regiment arrived in Colchester he was posted as a clerk to the Orderly Room.
After a short time, he moved into the Quartermaster’s Department under Bill Perry where he was eventually to finish up as the Quartermaster himself.
He was commissioned in the Desert in July 1942 and remained as Quartermaster of the 4th Queen’s Own Hussars for the next 16 ½ years.
He worked tirelessly to ensure that his Regiment got the best of everything that was going on.
He left to be the Adjutant/Quartermaster at Kneller Hall shortly after the Amalgamation, remaining there for 10 years.
On retirement from the Army, he took up the post of Domestic Bursar at Sherborne School until retiring in 1987.
He was the first Secretary of The Queen’s Royal Irish Hussars Association and was instrumental in getting it off to such a good start. He remained on the Committee of the 4th Queen’s Own Hussars and the Queen’s Royal Irish Hussars until his death, and his unrivalled knowledge of personalities over 55 years was of great assistance to a series of Chairmen and Committee members.
Ronnie will forever hold a high place in the annals of the history of the Regiment which he so loved.
There are many true aristocrats of men who have slogged through all ranks of the Army to high commissioned rank. There are few who have done so with such good humour, courage and devotion. No man could better walk with Kings, nor lose the common touch.
Mente et Manu, the motto of his beloved Regiment, was his living, example and good humour his inspiration to all.