George joined the 8th King’s Royal Irish Hussars in August 1951, whilst the Regiment was serving in Korea.

He did his training with the 14th/20th King’s Hussars and was badged to the Scots Greys.

On joining ‘A’ Squadron in Korea, George, or ‘Joe’ as his wife always used to call him, soon established himself as a valid Troop member and was promoted to Corporal two years after joining.

Eighteen months later he joined the Sergeants’ Mess, along with a host of other very young and keen members.

George was a very keen D & M instructor and passed his Bovington D & M course with a much higher grade than the usual Cavalry ‘C’.

He was the first instructor in the Regiment to take HRH Prince Philip, the Colonel-in-Chief, on his first drive of a Centurion Tank during his visit to the Regiment in Luneburg in 1956.

Related topics

  1. A short history of The 8th Hussars
  2. Korea 1950-51