Kenneth joined the cavalry of the line in 1934.

After his basic training, he joined the 3rd King’s Own Hussars and remained with them until 1938.

In January 1938, Kenneth sailed for Egypt to join the 8th King’s Royal Irish Hussars. Kenneth was with the 8th Hussars at the outbreak of the second world war and remained with the Regiment throughout the Africa campaign.

During his service with the 8th Hussars in Africa, Kenneth served with ‘C’ and ‘B’ Squadrons and was promoted to Sergeant before returning to the UK in preparation for the D-Day landings.

It was during this period that, for a short time, Kenneth was attached to the 27th Lancers, which he helped train for the landing in France. He then returned to the Regiment, landing in France on D+3 in Normandy. He served with the 8th Hussars until the end of the second world war.

Throughout his service, Kenneth was a true and loyal cavalryman, a loyal supporter of the Regimental Association, and York Troop.

His family and the association will sadly miss him.

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