Tony Kershaw, who died on 25th January 1994, joined The 3rd Hussars as a band boy at Barnard Castle in 1943.

He was a very popular boy and soon became a very proficient musician.

When The 3rd Hussars’ Band was reformed in 1947, Tony soon became an important member and eventually became the Band Sergeant. He left the regiment in 1955 to attend a course at Kneller Hall and later became a very popular Bandmaster of The 13th/18th Hussars.

Tony was probably best known for his love of entertaining, with his clarinet and saxophone, at various functions far and wide. He was known also for his love of Coca-Cola, being a confirmed tea totaller.

Tony was a first-class sportsman who represented the regiment in football, cricket and hockey. He was a wonderful friend, dedicated to his regiment and its achievements.

Our sympathies are extended to Meg and their two sons

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