“Pen” went to Sandhurst in 1920, was Senior SUO and won the SUO’s cup, as well as being runner-up for the Saddle and Spurs.

He joined the 3rd Hussars in Egypt where he became Equestrian Officer. Pen retired to marry Cicely Hadow both of whom were happily together for 60 years. He went to Ceylon as a Tea Planter and also served with the Ceylon Mounted Rifles.

In 1938 he helped to form the 4th County of London Yeomanry at St Johns Wood.

A bad leg infection prevented him from going to North Africa with the Regiment. After a few months convalescing at Osborne House, he was posted to Scotland to help organise the Coastal Defences in conjunction with the Air and Naval Air Stations. This in turn led him to be in charge of the Security and Defences of Allied HQ until ‘D’ day.

When the Rhine had been crossed he went to Brussels as Town Colonel and later as Town Major of Osnabruck and District.

Pen hardly ever missed a Reunion or Parade and introduced many young officers to the Regiment, including his elder son.

He died peacefully on 3rd September 1988 in his 85th year, having suffered a series of strokes.

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