Commissioned into the 4th Hussars, Lt Col JM Strawston was awarded the OBE for The Queen’s Royal Irish Hussars’ services in Malaya and Borneo.

After three years away from Europe, Lieutenant Colonel Strawston took the regiment back to Germany.

Brigadier Strawston was present in 1967 for the opening of the Regimental Museum in Carrickfergus Castle, a project he had been strongly supporting.

In 1984 The Queen’s Royal Irish Hussars were on exercise when Major General Strawston in his capacity as Colonel of the Regiment visited them in the field.

The Commanding Officer organised a luncheon in the Colonel’s honour, however, the enemy refused to let up in their attacks. The Commanding Officer, rather like Sir Francis Drake, refused to interrupt lunch and ensured that the enemy was subsequently repulsed.

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