Sir John succeeded as Colonel of The 8th Hussars in 1947.

He had been commissioned into the Regiment in 1911, having learnt to fly while at Sandhurst.

He was seconded to the Royal Flying Corps in 1916 and at the invitation of the founder of the Royal Air Force, Lord Trenchard, transferred to the RAF in 1920.

He never relinquished his connection with the Regiment and was Colonel from 1947 to 1958.

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