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General Sir Charles Huxtable KCB CBE DL

Sir Charles Huxtable died on Monday morning 26 November 2018 following a relatively short illness.  His death is announced in the Times of 30 November 2018 and both the Times (17 Dec 18) and the Daily Telegraph (15 Jan 19) have subsequently published obituaries.  Click on the image of Sir Charles to see The Times obituary.


Charles commanded Dhofar Brigade from 1976 – 1978 having taken over from John Akehurst.  This was during the period immediately after Dhofar had been declared to HM the Sultan as secure for civil development, and covered the gradual transition from a war footing to a more peacetime model.


Charles was commissioned into the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment in 1952 and served as a platoon commander in the latter stages of the Korean war.  He commanded 1 DWR in the late 60s’ / early 70s.  He became Commander of Land Forces in Northern Ireland in 1980, Director of Army Staff Duties in 1982 and then Commander of Training and Arms Directors at the Ministry of Defence in 1983. He went on to be Quartermaster-General in 1986 and Commander in Chief, UK Land Forces in 1988 before retiring in 1990.


He was Colonel of the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment from 1982 to 1990 and was Colonel Commandant of the Ulster Defence Regiment from 1991 until 1992. He then served as the first Colonel of the Royal Irish Regiment from 1992 to 1996.

Our sympathies go to Lady Huxtable, his children and grandchildren.

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