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Maj Gen JJJ Phipps CB

Jeremy Julian Joseph Phipps was born 30 June 1942 the son of a Royal Navy Officer Alan Phipps who was killed ashore at the Battle of Leros in 1943. Jeremy’s mother Veronica remarried in 1946 to Brigadier Fitzroy Maclean and Jeremy was educated at Ampleforth before going to RMAS Sandhurst.

Commissioned into the Queen’s Own Hussars in 1960, he subsequently served in B Squadron, 22 SAS and served in Dhofar in the early 70s. His breezy personality was well suited to managing Firquat leaders and soldiers. He took a leading part in the Iranian Embassy Siege in 1980 although by a quirk of timing missed the final assault.

He returned to command his regiment and was subsequently promoted to Command 11 Armoured Brigade. He was Director SAS from 1989-92 and took over as Senior British Loan Service Officer in Oman in 1993-96 after which he retired from the Army to become a Director of Control Risks. He then became the Head of Security at the Jockey Club and he later worked for Aegis Defence Services.

Jeremy was part of the Association visit to Oman in 2005 and also with the SAS in 2013. He also attended a number of the social functions. He died on 16th March 2021 in UK.

The photograph shows Jeremy meeting Commander SOA, Brigadier Zahran bin Abdullah Al Hinai, in Oman in 2005. Click here to go to his obituary in The Times.

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