Tich Bull, as he was probably better known, died on 27th January 2006 aged 79.

He was essentially a ‘B’ Squadron man both in The 3rd Hussars and The Queen’s Own Hussars. He was an all-round sportsman representing his Squadron in boxing and athletics, and the Regiment at rugby and football.

He enlisted at Manchester in 1945 and on completion of training was allocated to the Reconnaissance Corps. He remained with the Reconnaissance Corps until it was disbanded in 1946 when he was re-allocated to The 3rd Hussars.

In ‘B’ Squadron he progressed through the ranks to tank troop Corporal, Troop Sergeant, SQMS and Squadron Sergeant Major. He had four breaks from ‘B’ Squadron when employed and as an Instructor at the Junior Leaders Regiment from 1956 to 1958 and as Families NCO from 1961 to 1962.

From 1962 to 1964 he was employed at HQ 1 Division as SQMS. He was also Troop Sergeant of the Malkara missile troop for a short period in 1960.

A well-qualified soldier who was a parachutist and an instructor in gunnery and radio. He was discharged from the Army in January 1968 initially settling in Stockton on Tees, and finally in Reading, where he died.

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